Author(s): E. Hemalatha Devi1, R. Hasika2, I. Lakshmi Spandana3
INTRODUCTION: Schwannoma, also referred to as neurilemmoma, is a benign tumor of peripheral nerve arising from Schwann cells that form the neural sheath. These tumours along with neurofibromas form the two most common primary peripheral nerve tumours. Solitary lesions can occur sporadically in the general population but multiple neurofibromas are distinctive feature of neurofibromatosis type 1 and bilateral acoustic schwannomas are a feature of neurofibromatosis type 2. Schwannoma of ophthalmic interest is rare although it has been reported in relation with the orbit, and less frequently with the uveal tract and conjunctiva. Isolated eyelid schwannoma is extremely uncommon.
PRESENTATION OF CASES: In the department of ophthalmology, G.S.L medical college, Rajahmundry, we came across a rare case of left lower eyelid schwannoma.