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Year : 1971  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 182

Pedunculated haemangioma from the conjunctiva

Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna 4, India

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G N Prasad
Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna 4
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Prasad G N. Pedunculated haemangioma from the conjunctiva. Indian J Ophthalmol 1971;19:182

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Prasad G N. Pedunculated haemangioma from the conjunctiva. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 1971 [cited 2020 May 28];19:182. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?1971/19/4/182/34969

  Case History Top

A child aged 10 years presented himself at the Eye Clinic of the Patna Medical College Hospital with complaints of bleeding from his right eye. On examination, a pink pedunculated mass 10 mm. x 4 mm. was noted in the region of the medical canthus of the eye (Photo I). This pink mass was first noticed 3 months back. The swel­ling gradually increased in size and during the last fortnight, there has been occasional blood stained discharge from the right eye.

The mass was reddish in colour, soft in consistency movable on the underlying tissue and was seen arising from the caruncle. Its sur­face was smooth and congested. Nothing else abnormal was found in the eye. The mass was excised and the site of origin was caute­rised with an electric cautery. The bleeding stopped and till to-day no recurrence has occurred

  Comments Top

Bleeding from conjunctiva is an extremely rare condition, except in cases of frank injury. Many other causes like Hemophilia, vicarious menstruation, and vas­cular tumours have been men­tioned but they are rarely seen.

  Histological Report Top

The Section shows that the tumour tissue is lined by squa­mous epithelium on the surface, and its substance comprises groups of small and tiny blood vessels having prominent endo­thelial lining[4] [Figure 3].

  References Top

BAKKER A. Brit. J. Ophthal. 32: 483 (1948).  Back to cited text no. 1
DUKE ELDER, W. S. Text Book of Ophthalmology, London. Kimpton 1941, Vol. 2, pp. 1507, 1799.  Back to cited text no. 2
PENDLETON WHITE J. Brit. J. Ophthal. 29: 635 (1945).  Back to cited text no. 3
NIRANKARI, M. S. AND SINGH DALJIT, Amer. J. Ophthal. 52: 266 (1961).  Back to cited text no. 4


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