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Issue: Vol.11 No.1 - January 2017
Tumors of the eyelid - a histopathological study at tertiary care hospitals in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Authors:
Rita Paul
Rita Paul
Affiliations

Department of Pathology, Sir Salimulla Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Md. Nasimul Islam
Md. Nasimul Islam
Affiliations

Department of Pathology, Sir Salimulla Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Enamul Kabir
Enamul Kabir
Affiliations

Department of Pathology, Sir Salimulla Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Harunur Rashid Khan
Harunur Rashid Khan
Affiliations

Department of Pathology, Sir Salimulla Medical College, Mitford, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Utpal Kumar Kundu
Utpal Kumar Kundu
Affiliations

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.

Results: A 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%).

Conclusions:All 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: ritapaul16@gmail.com