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Corresponding author: Hans E. Grossniklaus MD, BT 428 Emory Eye Center, 1365 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA, 30322, FAX: 404-778-4610, optheg@emory.edu

The authors have no financial interest in anything in this manuscript.


Research Funding:

Supported in part by NIH NEI EY06360 and an unrestricted departmental grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc.


  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

Giant Chondroid Syringoma of the Lower Eyelid


Journal Title:

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Volume 33, Number 2


, Pages E43-E44

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Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


Chondroid syringoma is a benign mixed tumor characterized by sweat gland elements in a cartilaginous stroma. This rare tumor accounts for only 0.01% of all primary skin tumors and occurs only rarely in the periorbital region. Chondroid syringomas are usually 0.5 to 3.0 cm in size, with increased risk of malignancy in tumors larger than 3.0 cm. Here we report a rare case of giant chondroid syringoma arising in the lower eyelid, characterized by an epithelial component in a cartilaginous stroma.

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© 2016 The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.

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