Tuberculosis of Eyelid Presenting as a Chalazion

Inflammatory and neoplastic lesions of the eyelid may present clinically as a primary or recurrent chalazion. We present a case of isolated unilateral tuberculosis of the eyelid masquerading as a partially prolapsed chalazion, missed initially because the curetted material was not sent for histopathology, but diagnosed later when the patient presented with delayed wound healing and accelerated submandibular lymphadenitis.

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