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Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia of the Tarsal Conjunctiva Originating from Eyelid Varix
Ann Optom Contact Lens 2020;19:18-21
Published online March 25, 2020
© 2020 The Korean Optometry & Contact Lens Study Society

Hyung Jun Park, MD1, Su Jin Park, MD1, Sang Ho Lee, MD, PhD2, Mi Jung Chi, MD, PhD1

Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center1, Incheon, Korea
Department of Pathology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center2, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence to: Mi Jung Chi, MD, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, #21 Namdong-daero 774beon-gil, Namdong-gu, Incheon 21565, Korea
Tel: 82-32-460-3751, Fax: 82-32-467-9302
Received December 5, 2019; Revised January 16, 2020; Accepted February 3, 2020.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Purpose: To report intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia of the palpebral conjunctiva originating from eyelid varix.
Case summary: A 26-year-old male without history of trauma or specific medical history was presented with a left upper eyelid mass, which was noticed 1 year prior and the mass increased which was more prominent when patient face was turned downward or coughing and stooping. Histopathological examination revealed findings of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia. There has been no local recurrence during the 18 months follow-up.
Conclusions: According to previous reports intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia showed no change in size. In this case the mass size varied depending on the posture, this is a representative clinical manifestation of eyelid varix which was believed as one of origins of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia.
Keywords : Eyelid mass; Eyelid varix; Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia; Masson’s tumor; Palpebral conjunctiva

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