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Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997 Dec;13(4):287-8.

Recurrent trichofolliculoma of the upper eyelid margin.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.


We report a woman who had a recurrent trichofolliculoma on the upper eyelid margin. Only three cases of this benign tumor on the eyelid have been reported, and no recurrence in this location had been noted in the literature. The lesion, present for 6 years, had been excised twice previously (3 and 4 years before), recurred, and had been injected with a steroid preparation 2 years earlier. Lashes, both normal-looking and immature, arose from the center area of this lesion, and telangiectatic vessels were on its surface. Full-thickness wedge resection was used to excise the lesion completely. Complete primary excision of trichofolliculoma is important, and local steroid preparations should not be used.

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