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Int J Trichology. 2019 Jul-Aug;11(4):167-169. doi: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_51_19.

A Rare Pigmented Lesion of the Eyelid.

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1
Department of Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
2
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Services, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
3
Department of Pathology, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

Abstract

This study aims to report a rare case of melanoacanthoma of the eyelid. Melanoacanthoma is very rare variant of seborrheic keratosis presenting as a rare benign pigmented lesion composed of both melanocytes and keratinocytes usually presenting over the head, neck, and trunk of elderly people. A 61-year-old female presented with 8 mm × 4 mm × 3 mm brownish black mass in her right lower lid for the past 4 years associated with itching. Clinical differential diagnosis of seborrheic keratosis and nevus was offered. The patient underwent shave biopsy, and biopsy tissue was sent for histopathological examination. A diagnosis of melanoacanthoma was made on histopathology. Melanoacanthoma of the eyelid is a rare entity, and one should consider in differential diagnosis of pigmented lesion of the eyelid mass.

KEYWORDS:

Melanoacanthoma; nevus; pigmented lesion; seborrheic keratosis

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