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Isolated eyelid chondroid syringoma: a study of two cases
  1. Priyanka V Walvekar1,
  2. Saumya Jakati2,
  3. Nandini Bothra3 and
  4. Swathi Kaliki4
  1. 1Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  2. 2Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  3. 3Govindram Seksaria Institute of Dacryology, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Services, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
  4. 4Ocular Oncology Services, The Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Swathi Kaliki; kalikiswathi{at}


Chondroid syringoma is a benign mixed tumour arising from the sweat glands which can be apocrine (found throughout the surface of the eyelid) or eccrine with a mean age of presentation being 50 years. Here we report two cases of chondroid syringoma of the upper eyelid, one in a young male patient and the other in an elderly woman. Both cases had well-defined lesions involving upper eyelid in the sub-brow region, underwent excisional biopsy, and histopathological findings were consistent with an apocrine type of chondroid syringoma in one case and eccrine type of chondroid syringoma in the second case. It is important to be aware of this entity as a rare cause of eyelid lesion due to the fact that although it is a benign neoplasm, incomplete excision may be associated with recurrence or malignant transformation.

  • head and neck cancer
  • ophthalmology

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  • Contributors PVW was responsible for collection of data and drafting the manuscript. SJ, NB and SK are responsible for managing the patient, formulation and editing of the manuscript.

  • Funding This study was funded by Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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