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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Conjunctival growth masquerading as melanoma: A case report

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Author Details: Anju Kochar, Rekha Kumari Gayal, Rashmi Joshi

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 239

Article End Page : 241


We report a rare case of seventy year old female presenting in the Department of Ophthalmology after referral by her local doctor complaining of a brownish mass in left eye since ten months, which was gradually increasing in size. She noticed rapid increase in size over last two months. On examination a brownish mass was present over limbus covering one fourth cornea of nasal side extending on nasal sclera also. The growth could be divided into two parts, upper part darkly pigmented brown in colour and lower part was white in colour, gelatinous with irregular borders and uneven surface with feeder vessels. Provisional diagnosis of conjunctival melanoma was made on basis of clinical suspicion but on HPE it turned out to be a benign lesion.

Conjunctival melanoma, Masquerading, Histopathological examination