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

This Meeting has been awarded 27 CME credits

 

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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                 

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate pathology of pterygia excised in shafa medical center

Setting:

Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman- Iran

Methods:

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.

Results:

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).

Conclusions:

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

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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