Eyelid other tumors
Dermoid cyst of eyelid

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 7 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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PubMed Search: Dermoid cyst [title] eyelid

Related Topics: Cysts of eyelid

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Eyelid: dermoid cyst of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeeyeliddermoidcyst.html. Accessed September 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Usually upper eyelid along brow margin
  • May represent intraorbital mass that is pushed forward
  • Often attached to periosteum of bony orbital rim
Gross description
  • Soft, nontender, round / oval, 1 cm or less
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lined by well differentiated epidermis and dermis, lumen filled with keratinous debris, hair, sebum
  • May have foreign body inflammatory reaction if cyst ruptures
Differential diagnosis