Duration 5min, Q&A 3min
To present a group of lesions with chalazion like presentation that turned out to be lesions with potentially fatal outcome.
Patients of different age groups who presented with chalazion like lesions.
A chart review of chalazion like lesions which underwent histopathologic examination was done. The clinical features and treatment outcome were evaluated. A literature review of possible lesion fatality was explored.
Results and Conclusion
Results: Various cases of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis, Juvenile Xanthogranuloma, Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, Sebaceous gland carcinoma and Squamous cell carcinoma were detected. Different age groups were involved from infancy up to seventh decade of age. The main predictor for such diagnoses was abnormal content during chalazion evacuation.
Conclusion: Many lesions can mimic chalazion, some of them may be fatal. Watching carefully the contents of the assumed chalazion is important to avoid missing lesions with remarkable morbidity and mortality and we should aim for complete excision in such cases, if possible
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