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Int Ophthalmol. 2007 Aug;27(4):269-71. Epub 2007 Apr 12.

Primary conjunctival epithelial cyst of the orbit.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, 1-1 Idaigaoka, Hasama-machi, Yufu-shi 879-5593, Japan. imaizumi@med.oita-u.ac.jp

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A primary conjunctival epithelial cyst is an uncommon lesion that consists of nonkeratized, stratified squamous epithelium without dermal appendages.

METHODS:

Case report.

RESULTS:

A 57-year-old woman presented with a soft mass in the anterior portion of the nasal orbit. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a rounded, cystic lesion between the right eye and the nasal bone. Histopathological examination following complete surgical excision disclosed a conjunctival epithelial cyst lined by nonkeratinized cuboidal epithelium without goblet cells and adnexal structures.

CONCLUSION:

A conjunctival epithelial cyst should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a mass in the anterior portion of nasal or superonasal orbit.

PMID:
17429577
DOI:
10.1007/s10792-007-9063-8
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