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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 331-332

Capillary hemangioma masquerading as a dermoid cyst

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Meenakshi Wadhwani
Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi - 110 031
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_109_20

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Capillary hemangioma occurs in 1%–2% of neonates and in 10%–12% of infants within 1st year of life. They may present as a cutaneous, subcutaneous, or orbital lesion. The most common sites are eyelid or brow, with a predilection for the upper eyelid. We hereby report a case of a 1-year-old female child presenting in our outpatient department with swelling over the left eyebrow since birth gradually increasing in size. The lesion was firm in consistency, slightly mobile, nontender, superior orbital margin nonpalpable. Based on imaging, a diagnosis of dermoid cyst was made, but on excision, there was an absence of capsule surrounding it with positivity for human glucose transport protein 1 (GLUT1) on histopathology changing the diagnosis to hemangioma.

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