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April 1971

Conjunctival Myxoma

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the Department of Ophthalmology, St. Louis University, St. Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(4):443-444. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050445008
Abstract

M YXOMAS are rare, benign connective tissue tumors typified by the mucoid tissue of the umbilical cord. Most myxomas are not pure. The mixed type, such as fibromyxoma, lipomyxoma, fibrolipomyxoma, and chondromyxoma are more common. Conjunctival myxomas are extremely rare.

Report of a Case  This 54-year-old white woman was first seen in February 1965, with the complaint of a "cyst on my right eye." The "cyst" had been present for the previous nine years, however, over the past several months it had enlarged. She thought that her past general health had not been good. Her weight was 38.1 kg (84 lb) and she was 154.9 cm (5 ft 1 inch) in height. She had been treated for hyperthyroidism, but she was no longer receiving medication for this. Her essential hypertension, bronchiectasis, and chronic bronchitis were under good medical control. She suffered a mild anxiety neurosis. She had no ocular

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