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J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1989 Sep-Oct;26(5):251-3.

Epibulbar complex choristoma involving the bulbar conjunctiva and cornea.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Shimane Medical University, Izumo, Japan.


A male infant was born with a fleshy mass between the temporal bulbar conjunctiva and cornea in the right eye. Four weeks after birth the patient underwent excision of the epibulbar tumor and a lamellar keratoplasty. Histopathologic examination of the excised tumor revealed cartilage, lobules of lacrimal gland, and adipose tissue, indicating an epibulbar complex choristoma. Although the graft remained almost completely transparent, right amblyopia ensued. Epibulbar complex choristoma involving the conjunctiva and cornea is a rare condition.

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