Cavernous Hemangioma of the Conjunctiva: Case Report


Yazici B., UÇAN GÜNDÜZ G. , BALABAN ADIM Ş.

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.27, no.2, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/iop.0b013e3181c4e3bf
  • Title of Journal : OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

Abstract

Cavernous hemangioma of the conjunctiva is rare and has been reported previously in only a few cases. In this report, the authors describe a 17-year-old boy with an isolated conjunctival cavernous hemangioma. The tumor was located in the caruncular region over the bulbar conjunctiva. The lesion had appeared as a red mark in early childhood, grown in the last 2 years, and was causing bloody tears occasionally. No associated vascular lesion was noted within the eye and orbit. After removal of the tumor, no recurrence or complication developed during the follow-up period.