|Year : 1971 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 182
Pedunculated haemangioma from the conjunctiva
Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna 4, India
G N Prasad
Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna 4
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Prasad G N. Pedunculated haemangioma from the conjunctiva. Indian J Ophthalmol 1971;19:182
| Case History|| |
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|| |
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|| |
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 [Figure 3].
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