J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 56(11); 2015 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2015;56(11):1794-1797.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2015.56.11.1794    Published online November 15, 2015.
A Case of Steatocystoma Simplex of the Orbit.
Yu Jeong Kim, Yong Shick Lee, Mi Jung Chi
1Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. cmj@gilhospital.com
2Department of Pathology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
안와에 발생한 단발성 피지낭종 1예
가천대학교 길병원 안과학교실1, 가천대학교 길병원 병리학교실2
Received: 3 July 2015   • Revised: 9 July 2015   • Accepted: 4 September 2015
Steatocystoma is a cyst that originates embryologically from hair follicles and usually occurs on the face, chest, back and axillae as multiple lesions and rarely occurs as a solitary lesion. We experienced a case of steatocystoma simplex that developed in the orbit and present our case with a brief review of the literature. CASE SUMMARY: A 44-year-old male presented with a history of palpable mass in the right inferomedial periorbital area that had been slowly growing for a few months. Physical examination revealed a non-tender, soft and round mass. Magnetic resonance imaging of the orbit showed 2.0 x 2.0 x 2.0 cm-sized mass in the right inferomedial orbit. We performed excisional biopsy of the orbital mass using transconjunctival approach. The pathological diagnosis was steatocystoma. There was no local recurrence during the postoperative follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: We experienced a rare case of steatocystoma simplex that developed in the orbit. Base on our results, steatocystoma simplex should be considered when diagnosing an orbital mass.
Key Words: Orbital tumor;Solitary mass;Steatocystoma simplex

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