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Phakomatous choristoma of the eyelid: a case with associated eye abnormalities
  1. C Thaung1,
  2. R E Bonshek1,
  3. B Leatherbarrow2
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmic Pathology, Royal Eye Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WH, UK
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Eye Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WH, UK
  1. Correspondence to: C Thaung Department of Ophthalmic Pathology, Royal Eye Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WH, UK; cthaung{at}yahoo.co.uk

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Phakomatous choristoma is a rare lesion, first reported in 19711 with a further 18 cases reported to date. Previously reported cases have not been identified preoperatively, nor associated with ocular abnormalities except as a secondary effect.2,,3 We report here a case which was suspected on clinical examination, and which is associated with other eye abnormalities.

Case report

This healthy female patient first presented at the age of 2 days with a red left eye, and she was noted to have a lump in the nasal aspect of the left lower eyelid which was initially diagnosed as a dacryocystocele. The red eye resolved, but the eyelid swelling persisted despite regular massage. There was also concern about left amblyopia, astigmatism, …

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