Case Presentation Lindsay R. Rubin, D.O. Wyatt Eye Detroit, MI

Case Presentation
Lindsay R. Rubin, D.O.
Wyatt Eye
Detroit, MI
• 51 yo AAM presents for painless, slow growing
subcuticular mass of the right upper eyelid
• Present for 2 years
• Mass caused ptosis and unsatisfactory cosmetic
Medical History
Meds: None
PMHx: Denies
PSHx: Denies
• FamHx: HTN, DM II,
negative for cancers
• SocHx: Occasional MJ
• ROS: Negative
• Large rubbery, cystic, subcuticular nodule of the
right upper eyelid
• RUL easily everted revealing normal appearing
palpebral conjunctiva
• Measured approximately 3.0cm x 2.0cm
• Not tender to palpation
• No lymph nodes
• Remainder of his ocular exam WNL
Work Up
• CBC w/diff within normal limits
• Lytes, BUN, Cr within normal limits
• CT scan of the orbits with and without contrast
• Soft tissue mass of the right upper eyelid
• Some enhancement with IV contrast suggesting
vascular nature
Figure 1a. Axial CT image showing well circumscribed mass of the right eyelid.
Figure 1b. Coronal CT image of right eyelid mass.
Figure 1c. Sagittal CT image
Operative Technique
• Supraorbital nerve block
• RUL was everted, #15 Bard-Parker blade used
to make a horizontal incision
• Lesion was encapsulated with a cystic
– No capsular rupture
• Complete excision
• Maxitrol ointment and patch
Gross Pathology
• Smooth, well-circumscribed encapsulated lesion
measuring 3.0 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm
• On cut sections, mass had a reddish tan
homogenously cut surface with focal dark
brown pigmentation along one margin.
Microscopic Description
• Conjunctival tissue with underlying sharply
circumscribed spindle cell vascular stromal
• Rare mitotic figures
• Scattered lymphocytes and mast cells
• Benign mucoserous glands and dilated ducts
• No necrosis or hemorrhage
Microscopic Description, cont’d
• Overlying conjunctiva was intact
• Reactive hyperplasia, chronic inflammation of
• Pigment laden macrophages
• Complete excision
• No invasion of surrounding fibrovascular
Figure 2a. Low power showing a well circumscribed tumor with intact conjunctiva.
Figure 2b. Intermediate power showing solid tumor spindle cell growth.
Figure 2c. Higher power (x40) showing spindle cell and multinucleated forms.
Figure 1d. High power (x40) showing cellular detail.
Immunohistochemical Staining
• Tumor cells strongly positive for Vimentin and
CD 34
• Cells negative for S100, Melan A, desmin, CD
68 and pankeratin
Figure 2e,f. Immune stains positive for Vimentin and CD34.
Figure 2g. Reticulin stain.
• Rare neoplasms arising from vascular pericytes
and post-capillary venules
• Originally described by Stout and Murray (1942)
– Spindle shaped cells
– Staghorn branching pattern
• More commonly found in the CNS,
retroperitoneum, musculoskeletal system
Clinical Course
All ages
Men and women equally
Benign and aggressive clinical courses
Some showing malignant recurrence
• Natural course of this tumor is unpredictable
• Complete surgical excision
• Rare mitotic figures raise concern for malignant
• Pt was instructed on self-exam for local
recurrence and enlarged lymph nodes
Figure 3a,b,c. Post operative images showing complete resection of the tumor, good functional
and cosmetic result.
• Hemangiopericytomas are rare masses arising
from vascular pericytes
• Stain CD34 and Vimentin positive
• Most are benign
• Benign cystic appearing lesion that must be on
your differential as it may take an aggressive
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Thank you…
• Michael Rubin, D.O.
• Sidney Simonian, D.O.
• Evette Elsenety, M.D.