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Cojunctival Lymphoid Tumor

  • There is an increased incidence in older people or patients with AIDS-related lymphomatous diseases.
  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms: usually asymptomatic or mild ocular irritation and tearing.
    • Signs:
      • Slowly progressive, salmon-colored lesions that may be located in the forniceal, bulbar or palpebral conjunctiva
      • No sign of inflammation
      • May be associated with systemic lymphomas
  • Management:
    • Biopsy is always required.
    • CT-scan to asses orbital involvement.
    • Systemic evaluation.
    • Observation if small and asymptomatic.
    • Radiation or cryotherapy.
    • Surgical excision.

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