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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 168-169

Neoplasms of the limbus

Govt. Ophthalmic Hospital and Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Madras, India

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P P Sunderraj
17 Alagappa Lay-out, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu 642001
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One hundred consecutively excised and histologically diagnosed limbal neoplasms were analyzed. Majority (56%) of the affected patients were less than 30 years old. Benign tumours (77%) outnumbered the malignancies. Dermoids (29%) and hyperplastic squamous epithelium or 'epidermalization' (26%) were the commonest benign neoplasms. Squamous cell carcinoma, including frank and non-invasive carcinoma (23%) was the most frequent malignant tumour. These observations were compared with previous Indian and Western studies and the implications discussed.

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