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Cystic benign melanosis of the conjunctiva.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23044615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report the clinical and histologic features of cystic benign melanosis.
METHODS: This case series reports on the clinical and histopathologic features of 3 patients with enlarging, cystic, brown, pigmented, conjunctival lesions.
RESULTS: Slit-lamp examination showed cystic melanotic lesions of bulbar conjunctiva. Histopathologic examination of the biopsy specimens showed epithelial lined cysts in the substantia propria, goblet cells, and secondary pigmentation of basilar keratinocytes.
CONCLUSIONS: Cystic benign melanosis, a unique conjunctival lesion, should be differentiated from cystic nevus and primary acquired melanosis.
Philip W Laird; Maria A Woodward; John G Williams; W Barry Lee; Hans E Grossniklaus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1536-4798     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-09     Completed Date:  2013-02-28     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1273-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / ethnology
Conjunctival Diseases / diagnosis*,  ethnology,  surgery
Cysts / diagnosis*,  ethnology,  surgery
Epithelial Cells / pathology
Indians, North American / ethnology
Keratinocytes / pathology
Melanosis / diagnosis*,  ethnology,  surgery
Young Adult
Grant Support
P30 EY006360/EY/NEI NIH HHS; P30 EY006360-27/EY/NEI NIH HHS

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