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April 1998

Plaque Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Conjunctival Pyogenic Granuloma

Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(4):538-539. doi:10.1001/archopht.116.4.538

PYOGENIC granuloma is a disorder that may involve the skin and mucous membranes.1 The term pyogenic granuloma is actually a misnomer; the lesion is neither infectious nor granulomatous. Histopathologically, it is composed of a vascularized overproliferation of granulation tissue.2 When pyogenic granuloma occurs in the ocular region, it usually involves the conjunctiva, limbus, eyelids, and, very rarely, the cornea.3-5 We report herein a case of recurrent pyogenic granuloma of the conjunctiva treated with plaque radiation therapy.

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