Intratarsal keratinous cyst-an emerging entity

Fatemeh Rajaii, Abdalhossein Ghafourian, Charles G. Eberhart

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We report two cases of recurrent intratarsal keratinous cysts of the Meibomian gland, a recently described lesion thought to have been previously misdiagnosed. The correct diagnosis can be made based on histopathologic features alone, although expression of cytokeratin (CK) 5/6 in the cyst epithelium is a specific marker of these lesions. Recognition of these lesions, and distinguishing them from other intratarsal cysts that do not recur, is important to guide definitive therapy via full-thickness excision rather than simple incision and drainage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-164
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Eyelid cyst
  • Eyelid lesion
  • Intratarsal keratinous cyst
  • Keratinous cyst
  • Tarsal cyst
  • Tarsal lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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