Sarcoidosis of the eyelid skin

Am J Ophthalmol. 1995 Jan;119(1):100-1. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)73824-3.


Purpose/methods: A 34-year-old woman with a history of pulmonary sarcoidosis was referred for examination and treatment of suspected molluscum contagiosum nodules of the eyelids. After full ophthalmic examination, she underwent a biopsy of an eyelid nodule.

Results/conclusions: Histopathologic examination of the eyelid nodule showed numerous, noncaseating granulomas as well as giant cells. This case represents the rare findings of sarcoidosis of the eyelid skin in a patient with chronic but not ocular sarcoidosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Eyelid Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*
  • Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary / complications
  • Skin / pathology
  • Skin Diseases / diagnosis*