Conjunctival lymphoma in a child

Michael Waisbourd*, Igal Leibovitch, Dror Sayar, Ronit Elhasid

*Corresponding author for this work

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PURPOSE:: To report a rare case of large conjunctival B-cell lymphoma in a child. METHODS:: A 13-year-old girl was initially diagnosed with a right lower eyelid chalazion. After 3 weeks during which the mass was growing, she was referred for treatment to our department. Because of the unusual appearance of the mass, an excisional biopsy was performed. RESULTS:: Pathological findings were consistent with those of a large B-cell lymphoma. CD20 and Ki67 staining were positive, and polymerase chain reaction analysis showed monoclonality of B cells. CONCLUSIONS:: Although conjunctival lymphoma is a very rare entity in children, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of an eyelid or conjunctival mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-599
Number of pages2
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011


  • conjunctival lymphoma
  • juvenile
  • pediatric


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