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Recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhage due to cavernous hemangioma of the conjunctiva.
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PMID:  22687315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To report 3 patients with conjunctival cavernous hemangioma in association with multiple recurrent episodes of subconjunctival hemorrhage.
DESIGN: Retrospective clinical case series.
PARTICIPANTS: We studied 3 patients, 11, 13, and 21 years of age, respectively, each of whom had a small, solitary, and irregular multiloculated vascular mass on the temporal bulbar conjunctiva of the right eye. The tumours were excised for cosmetic reasons.
METHODS: The medical records and histopathologic slides of the 3 patients were reviewed.
RESULTS: Histopathologic examination showed that the tumours were composed of large, congested blood vessels separated by thin connective tissue. The patients did not have any recurrence of the tumour or hemorrhage.
CONCLUSIONS: Cavernous hemangioma had a tendency to develop rapidly in young people on the temporal bulbar conjunctiva of the right eye, causing recurrent subconjunctival hemorrhages.
Hayyam Kiratli; Salih Uzun; Berçin Tarlan; Ozlem Tanas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0008-4182     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045312     Medline TA:  Can J Ophthalmol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  318-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Ocular Oncology Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara, Turkey.
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