Benign Lid Cyst
- commonest cause
- associated redness / warmth may be present at start
- may leave a residual round lump (chalazion)
- up to 50% present with lid lump / ptosis
- can mimic a chalazion
- Leukaemia / Lymphoma
- usually with orbital infiltration
- or lacrimal gland infiltration
- usually orbital involvement
- Lacrimal Gland tumour
Clinical Tip :
Any recurrent lid cysts should be sent to ophthalmologist for biopsy.
Rhabdomyosarcoma can present with purely a lid cyst with redness and inflammation while leukaemia can relapse in the form of a lid mass
The picture below was taken of a 6 year old with known Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia who presented with this lid lump.
It is a benign lid lump related to blockage of a Meibomian gland with infection.