[Atypical giant hidrocystoma of the eyelid]

J Fr Ophtalmol. 2006 Feb;29(2):226-30. doi: 10.1016/s0181-5512(06)73776-7.
[Article in French]


Hidrocystoma belongs to benign tumors of sweat glands. It varies in size from a few millimeters to 1,5cm in rare cases. We report an atypical case of giant hidrocystoma of the eyelid. A 27-year-old woman consulted for a gradually progressing tumor of the right upper eyelid, with ptosis. The tumor was excised, and the histopathological exam revealed a giant hidrocystoma. The originality of this case lies in its atypical size and functional complications in a young patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eyelid Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Eyelid Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Hidrocystoma / pathology*
  • Hidrocystoma / surgery
  • Humans