Epibulbar nodular fasciitis associated with floppy eyelids

Donald U. Stone, James Chodosh

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Abstract

Purpose: To report a case of epibulbar nodular fasciitis in a patient with floppy eyelids. Method: Observational case report. Clinical, histologic, and immunohistochemical findings in a patient who underwent excision of a subconjunctival mass. Results: The clinical examination revealed floppy eyelids and an epibulbar mass in the right eye. The histopathology from an excisional biopsy of the mass was consistent with nodular fasciitis. Conclusions: Nodular fasciitis is a rare, benign, soft-tissue tumor that has not been previously reported in association with floppy eyelids. The cause of both disorders is thought to be repetitive trauma, suggesting that eye rubbing may be a common underlying etiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-362
Number of pages2
JournalCornea
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

Keywords

  • Conjunctival tumor
  • Floppy eyelid
  • Nodular fasciitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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