A 1-year-old baby has a lump under his eyelid, which is a congenital benign tumor

Changjiang Daily, Wuhan Client, April 29th (Reporter Tang Zhifeng Correspondent Xiao Yi) A 1-year-old baby was found by his family with a bag on his right eyelid, and he didn’t care much at first. Unexpectedly, with the growth of the baby’s age, this bag also grows bigger. The family who found something wrong immediately brought the baby to the hospital for examination, only to know that the bag was actually a benign tumor. The child is now recovering well after the tumor was surgically removed.

Yangyang (pseudonym) had a lump under his right eyelid when he was born. It wasn’t very big, it wasn’t painful or red, and the family didn’t take it seriously. Unexpectedly, this bag not only did not subside, but gradually grew. A few days ago, the family took Yangyang to Iger Eye Hospital for treatment. After detailed examination by Dr. Peng Yi from the Department of Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology, Yangyang was diagnosed as “epithelioid cyst in the right orbit”.

Schematic diagram of congenital dermoid cyst of the eye.

Dr. Peng Yi introduced that it is very common for children to have long eyelids, usually stye and chalazion, but some children may have congenital dermoid cysts at birth, which is caused by congenital developmental abnormalities of benign tumors. Parents don’t need to worry too much, the lump can be removed with surgery.

A week ago, Dr. Peng Yi performed a minimally invasive excision of Yangyang’s right orbital epithelioid cyst. Considering the impact of facial surgery on Yangyang’s follow-up appearance, Dr. Peng Yi made a very careful treatment of the wound and performed suture-free sutures at the same time. Finally, a tumor about 8 mm × 4 mm in size was successfully and completely removed.

Dr. Peng Yi said: Although orbital dermoid cyst is a benign tumor, if it is not surgically removed in time, the cyst will grow to a certain extent and will compress the eyeball, causing exophthalmos, displacement and restricted eye movement. , vision loss, etc. In addition, if the dermoid cyst grows very deep and large, even deep into the orbit, the operation will be more complicated and difficult.

He reminded that if you find a “bulging” or unprovoked protuberance in your eyes, you should go to the hospital’s ophthalmology department for examination and treatment as soon as possible, so as not to threaten your vision, eyeballs, or even your life.