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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 261414, 3 pages
Case Report

Trichilemmal Cyst of the Eyelid: Masquerading as Recurrent Chalazion

1Department of Ophthalmic Plastics, Facial Aesthetics and Ocular Oncology, GMRV Campus, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hanumanthwaka Junction, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530040, India
2Dalmia Ophthalmic Pathology Services, L V Prasada Eye Institute, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Orrisa 751024, India

Received 8 December 2011; Accepted 26 February 2012

Academic Editors: M. S. Chen and F. G. Holz

Copyright © 2012 Manju Meena et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 52-years-old female presented with a history of a painless, progressive swelling in the left lower eyelid of one-year duration. The lesion was excised twice as a chalazion and recurred. Excisional biopsy of the mass was performed and histopathological findings were consistent with those of trichilemmal cyst. We report a rare case of trichilemmal cyst of the eyelid which was masquerading as chalazion for which the patient had undergone multiple surgeries. Wide excision was done and diagnosis was confirmed on histopathology. There was no recurrence seen till 2 months of postoperative period. Trichilemmal cyst, although rare, should be considered as differential diagnosis of recurrent chalazion.