Tendon sheath fibroma of the medial canthus

Shane K. Kohl, Iori Persidsky, James W. Gigantelli

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Isolated fibromas of the ocular adnexa are rare. Fibromas of the tendon sheath (FTS) are benign, collagenous, spindle cell neoplasms that typically present as an acquired, painless mass in the adult extremities. They infrequently involve the head and neck. We report a case of FTS presenting as a medial canthal mass. Like most FTS, the lesion in our patient was successfully treated by complete surgical excision. While the differential diagnosis contains a variety of mesenchymal tumors, the clinical and radiographic characteristics should lead to the correct diagnosis. To our knowledge, this is the first case of FTS reported to arise at this site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-342
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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