Department of Pathology, Sir Salimulla Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Department of Ophthalmology, Sir Salimulla Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Background and objective: Eyelid
growth is a common clinical condition presented to ophthalmologists. Accurate
diagnosis of eyelid tumors is necessary to guide ophthalmologists to design
optimal management. We carried out the study to assess the histopathological
types of different eyelid growth in tertiarycare hospitals of Dhaka city.
Methods: This is a cross sectional study performed at
the Department of Pathology of Sir Salimullah Medical College
(SSMC), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Samples were collected from hospitals of SSMC and
National Institute of Ophthalmology (NIO), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Study period was
from January 2012 to December 2013. A total of 93 cases with eyelid growth of
both sex were enrolled in the study. After obtaining informed written consent,
tumors were excised by the ophthalmologist and the specimens were collected in
10% formalin for histopathological examination.
total of 93 cases of eyelid lesions were examined. The most common age group
affected was between 26-50yrs (50.54%). Mean age was 43.22±17.42 (range 19 – 90
years). Gender distribution of the patients was almost equal (male 51.6%,
female 48.4%). Neoplastic lesions were found in 86 cases (92.47%) and non
neoplastic growth was present in 7 (7.53%) cases. Benign, pre-malignant and
malignant tumors were found in 52 (55.91%), 01(1.08%) and 33(35.48%) cases
respectively. Among the malignant lesions,
basal cell carcinoma was the most common malignant tumor (36.4%) followed by sebaceous gland and squamous cell
carcinoma (27.3%). Nevus was the most common benign lesions (26.9%) followed by sudoriferous
cyst (19.2%) and haemangioma (15.4%).
the eyelid lesions removed surgically should be examined histopathologically to
establish the correct diagnosis. Accurate diagnosis of
specific tumors is important for proper treatment and favorable prognosis.
IMC J Med Sci 2017; 11(1): 5-10
Address for Correspondence:Dr.
Rita Paul, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Ibrahim Medical
College, 122 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh. E-mail: