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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Pathologic evaluation of pterygium in Shafa medical center of Kerman

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First Author: A. Sharifi IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF

Co Author(s):    S. Kianfar   H. Sharifi                 

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To evaluate pathology of pterygia excised in shafa medical center


Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman- Iran


In this cross-sectional study pathologic report of 111 cases of pterygia resected by a single surgeon from April 2011 to September 2012 were evaluated. The samples were examined for presence of any malignancy and other abnormal pathologies.


111 eyes were studied. The age of patients was 23-90(56.5±16.6) years. In 105(94.6%) the lesion was nasal, 1(0.9%) temporal and 5(4.5%) double (temporal and nasal). In 6(5.4%)cases pathologies other than pterygium were reported; squamous cell carcinoma(SCC) in 3(2.7%) , carcinoma incitu in 2(1.8%) and ganglion cyst in 1(0.9%).Pathologic reports of remaining 105 cases were pterygium. 2 cases of SCC were more than 50 years old. Both carcinoma insitu cases were less than 50(p=0246). All three cases of SCC were male, one case of carcinoma insitu was male and the other one was female(p=0.226). In atrophic pterygia no malignancy was reported, in intermediate group there was 1 SCC and 2 carcinoma insitu and in fleshy group 2 SCC (P=0.228).


All excised pterygia must be studied for malignant transformations and coexistent malignancies.

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