Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 1219--1221

Role of amniotic membrane and full-thickness skin graft in reconstruction of kissing nevus of eyelids


Manpreet Singh, Natasha Gautam, Manpreet Kaur, Zoramthara Zadeng 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Manpreet Singh
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India

A 20-year-old girl presented with a large pigmented lesion over the temporal aspect of left lateral canthus involving the lateral one-third of both eyelids, since birth. A slow increase in its size had been noticed for the past 2 years. On examination, a hairy nevus measuring 34 mm × 22 mm was noticed involving left eyelid skin, the mucocutaneous junction (MCJ), palpebral conjunctiva, and lateral canthus. The surface was irregularly thick and covered with long, thick, and pigmented hairs. A clinical diagnosis of kissing nevus of eyelids was kept and a surgical resection with reconstruction planned. A customized full-thickness skin graft (FTSG) and amniotic membrane grafts (AMGs) were used for the reconstruction of cutaneous and MCJ, respectively. Histopathology showed the features of junctional nevus. At 4 months of follow-up, a well taken FTSG and healthy/sharp MCJ were noticed with no recurrence. We advocate a possible role of AMG, particularly in the reconstruction of the conjunctival mucosa and MCJ.


How to cite this article:
Singh M, Gautam N, Kaur M, Zadeng Z. Role of amniotic membrane and full-thickness skin graft in reconstruction of kissing nevus of eyelids.Indian J Ophthalmol 2017;65:1219-1221


How to cite this URL:
Singh M, Gautam N, Kaur M, Zadeng Z. Role of amniotic membrane and full-thickness skin graft in reconstruction of kissing nevus of eyelids. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 19 ];65:1219-1221
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