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October 1996

Schwannoma of the Bulbar Conjunctiva

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Drs Le Marc'hadour and Péoc'h), Ophthalmology (Drs Romanet and Fdili), and Ultrastructural Pathology (Dr Pinel), University of Medicine, Grenoble, France.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(10):1258-1260. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100140458019

We describe a conjunctival tumor that occurred in the limbic region of the left eye in a 37-year-old man. The mass was located beneath the conjunctival epithelium. It consisted of a well-demarcated proliferation of fusiform cells arranged in bundles in a fibrous stroma. Tumor cells strongly expressed S-100 protein. On ultrastructural analysis, the tumor was composed of Schwann cells surrounded by a continuous basal lamina. These data led to the rare diagnosis of conjunctival schwannoma.

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