A 61-YEAR-OLD Hispanic woman was referred for evaluation and treatment
of an intraocular tumor in her left eye. Sixteen months earlier, a reportedly
benign nasal limbal lesion was resected from this eye in Mexico. The left
eye revealed a diffuse, white, and friable nasal conjunctival tumor extending
into the anterior chamber (Figure 1).
Excisional biopsy revealed a squamous cell carcinoma. A computed tomography
scan showed that the tumor invaded the anterior nasal orbit. The left orbit
was exenterated, and pathological examination revealed a well-differentiated
squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva invading the corneal stroma, anterior
chamber angle, iris, and ciliary body (Figure
2 and Figure 3).
Ehud Zamir, Ronald E. Smith, Robert F. See, Samuel C. Yiu, Michael Burnstine, Narsing A. Rao. Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Limbus Extending Into the Anterior Segment. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(8):1106–1107. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.8.1106