Atypical Fibroxanthoma of the Bulbar Conjunctiva.
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PURPOSE: To report a rare case of atypical fibroxanthoma (AFX) of the bulbar conjunctiva, and to compare it with previously published cases of conjunctival AFX. METHODS: A 37-year-old woman developed a growth on the bulbar conjunctiva of her left eye that increased in size and redness over 4 months and was associated with blurry vision in the left eye, occasional diplopia, irritation of the eye, and increasing tearing. The mass was surgically excised. RESULTS: Slit-lamp examination disclosed a highly vascularized conjunctival lesion with intact lustrous epithelium and a raised nodular edge encroaching on the nasal corneal limbus of the left eye. Pathological examination and immunohistochemistry were diagnostic of AFX. CONCLUSIONS: AFX of the conjunctiva is rare, with this being only the fifth example of this neoplasm reported at this site. Complete surgical excision is the most appropriate treatment option.
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1097/ICO.0000000000000658
Publication InfoDaluvoy, MB; Ellington, KS; Proia, Alan D; & Shieh, C (2015). Atypical Fibroxanthoma of the Bulbar Conjunctiva. Cornea, 34(12). pp. 1620-1622. 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000658. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/11095.
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My research interests are focused on the pathology and genesis of diseases affecting the eye and adjacent structures.
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