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Conjunctival lymphangiectasia, clinical presentation and histopathological findings in a tertiary referral center in Saudi Arabia

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First Author: H.Al Ghadeer SAUDI ARABIA

Co Author(s):    H. Al Katan   A. Al Maktabi                 

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To report 14 cases of Conjunctival lymphangiectasia and to describe its histopathological features, clinical presentation and the outcome after treatment

Setting:

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital

Methods:

Retrospective review of patients with symptomatic Conjunctival lymphangiectasia. Clinical data including medical history, physical examination previous surgery history were collected in 14 patients with Conjunctival lymphagiectasia. Ocular data including slit lamp biomicroscopy were included as were the results of histopathology. All patients underwent surgical excision of the involved conjunctiva

Results:

14 eyes of the 14 patients (male and female) with biopsy-proven Conjunctival lymphangiectasia underwent resection. In these fourteen patients reported, patients kept healthy without any recurrence, visual acuity were not affected. Pathological report showed large lymphatic vessels, cystic tissue consisted of squamous epithelium with significant hyperplasia

Conclusions:

Conjunctival lymphangiectasia is an uncommon, often overlooked cause for Conjunctival swelling were it interferes with the vision or causes other symptoms; Conjunctival resection is the best treatments of choice

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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