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CD30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) belongs to the group of T cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. The primary cutaneous variant of ALCL usually presents as a solitary, cutaneous, or subcutaneous reddish violet lesion, which can be superficially ulcerated. We present the case of a solitary CD30+ ALCL of the eyelid showing regression.
A 39 year old man presented with a 4 week history of a progressive painless ulcerating nodule on the right upper eyelid, unresponsive to oral flucloxacillin. He was systemically well and denied recent foreign travel or contact with animals.
A 17 mm diameter ulcer with rolled margins and serosanguinous exudate was evident over the right upper eyelid (fig 1). His cornea, conjunctiva, and anterior chamber were normal. Systemic examination …