World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology Volume No 7

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Atypical Presentation of Capillary Hemangioma of Upper Eyelid near the Medial Canthus: A Case Report

Shubhangi Nigwekar, Akshay Bhandari and Pratik Gogri
World Journal of Surgical Medical and Radiation Oncology 2014, 3:14



Capillary hemangioma is a benign vascular tumor composed of proliferating endothelial cells within fibrous tissue. Other names for this tumor include “benign hemangio-endothelioma” and “strawberry nevus.” It is the most common tumor of infancy, occurring in 1 to 2% of infants [1 2] with a female predilection.Capillary hemangioma is a hamartomatous localized proliferation of vascular tissue in a normal location. They manifest by 1-8 months of age. Most hemangiomas regress spontaneously by age of seven years.

Case Presentation

We reported a child of 8 years with gradually increasing mass near medial canthus since 2 months that was found to be capillary haemangioma on histopathological examination.


Steroids, laser and surgical excision are some treatment options. Recurrence after surgical excision can occur in capillary hemangiomas. Atypical late presentation of capillary hemangioma of left upper eyelid is presented in which meticulous surgical excision provided excellent results.

Key words

Capillary hemangioma, Eyelid tumor, hamartomas

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