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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Inflammation d'une pinguécula ectopique [Inflammation of an ectopic pinguecula].
Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
An 80-year-old male patient experienced recently diagnosed swelling of the limbal conjunctiva. In his clinical history were found cataract surgery on the right eye 3 months before, chronic open angle glaucoma effectively treated by local eye drops, treated systemic hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. On ophthalmic examination, a conjunctival mass was present in the inferior lateral conjunctival quadrant next to the limbus, with numerous vessels visible at its top. Treatment with topical corticosteroids failed to obtain regression, but decreased the local inflammatory signs. The persistence of the mass led to its surgical excision under local anesthesia. Histopathology found a subepithelial accumulation of modified collagen bundles typical of elastotic degeneration. Capillary vessels were seen in the superficial subepithelial area, attesting to the high degree of vascularization observed clinically. The final diagnosis was a pinguecula, which was not exactly located on the horizontal meridian area as it is usual.
Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Conjunctiva/abnormalities, Conjunctiva/pathology, Conjunctival Neoplasms/diagnosis, Conjunctivitis/diagnosis, Conjunctivitis/pathology, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Male
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