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Conjunctival papilloma. A histopathologically based retrospective study.
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PMID:  11167228     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To determine morphological and clinical characteristics of conjunctival papilloma. METHODS: Specimens of conjunctival papilloma registered during the period 1983-1997 were collected. For each case the patient's sex and age, number of papillomas/patient, seasonal debut, duration, number of recurrences, localisation and presence of dysplasia andlor inflammation in the papilloma were registered. RESULTS: A total of 245 papillomas in 219 patients were found. 132 (60.3%) of the patients were males. The age distribution showed skewness to the left with a peak in the age groups 20-29 years and 30-39 years. No variation of seasonal debut was found. 14 patients (6%) had more than one papilloma concurrently. 24 (11%) of the patients had recurrence. Most of the papillomas were located medially and inferiorly. 98 (40%) of the papillomas were inflamed. 14 (6%) of the papillomas were dysplastic. CONCLUSION: The conjunctival papilloma is a common tumour. More males than females develop conjunctival papillomas and the incidence is highest among patients aged 20-39 years. The conjunctival papilloma is primarily located medially and inferiorly.
N Sjö; S Heegaard; J U Prause
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1395-3907     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Ophthalmol Scand     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-15     Completed Date:  2001-03-01     Revised Date:  2008-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9507578     Medline TA:  Acta Ophthalmol Scand     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  663-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Eye Pathology Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Conjunctival Neoplasms / epidemiology,  pathology*
Denmark / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Papilloma / epidemiology,  pathology*
Retrospective Studies
Sex Distribution

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