Myofibroma which was Associated with A Rudimentary Eyeball, which Masqueraded as an Ocular Palpebral Cyst 557-559
Dr. Hemalatha A. L.,
Professor and HOD,
No. 156, 12th Cross, 2nd Main, Jayanagar, Mysore,
Karnataka-570 014, India.
Myofibroma, a benign neoplasm of the myofibroblasts, is most commonly encountered in the head and neck region, which includes the scalp, the forehead, the parotid region and the oral cavity. It is most rarely reported in the eyelids. Ocular myofibroma typically presents during childhood and it is rare in older patients. One such rare case which occurred in a 26 year old female with a clinical diagnosis of a palperbral orbital cyst, which was associated with a rudimentary eyeball, has been presented here. Rudimentary eyeballs which are associated with other congenital anomalies of the central nervous system, the female genital system and the skeletal system, have been frequently reported, but the occurrence of myofibroma in a rudimentary eyeball, as was seen in the present case, is an exceptional feature and an extensive review of literature did not reveal any report of such an occurrence.