Pigmented epithelial tumours of the conjunctiva

I. Kremer*, Judith Sandbank, Dov Weinberger, Aryeh Rotem, Amiram Shapiro

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Two out of 60 conjunctival epithelial tumours reviewed between 1973 and 1989 were found to be pigmented. One tumour was a pigmented papilloma and the other a pigmented squamous cell carcinoma. The melanin pigment was found in epithelial tumour cells as weli as in macrophages, dendritic melanocytes, and Langerhans cells. The distinction between the latter two types of cells was possible in one of the tumours only. Both tumours were found in dark-skinned white patients without any evidence of conjunctival acquired melanosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1992


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