Adult onset xanthogranuloma of the eyelid

James Wiffen, Amy Kalantary, Nima Mesbah Ardakani, Angus Turner

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Purpose: To report a rare case of an eyelid lesion in an adult, with histological features of juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG). Observations: Juvenile xanthogranuloma primarily affects the skin of infants and young children. It infrequently can involve the structures of the eye and orbit and rarely occurs in individuals beyond the second decade of life. We present a case of adult onset xanthogranuloma (AXG) involving the eyelid of a 29-year-old female. This lesion required management with multiple treatment modalities. Conclusions: This is a rare example of an eyelid xanthogranuloma in an adult. As such, JXG-like lesions should be included as a differential diagnosis for lesions of the eye and orbit in adults. Surgical management may be required if there is no response to intralesional steroids.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101775
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


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