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July 1961

Neurofibroma or Neurilemmoma of the Bulbar Conjunctiva

Author Affiliations

New Orleans; USA, Washington, D.C.
Ophthalmology Service, Walter Reed General Hospital, WRAMC, Washington 12, D.C. (Capt. Penner).
Department of Ophthalmology, Tulane University and Browne-McHardy Clinic, New Orleans (Dr. Dabezies).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(1):73-75. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010075016

Neurofibromas of the bulbar conjunctiva are rare. The first case was reported in 1908 by von Michel.1 Since then, 4 others2-5 have been added to the literature. Neurilemmoma of the bulbar conjunctiva, to the best of our knowledge, has never been reported. Because of the rarity of these lesions, a case is herein recorded which was either a neurofibroma or a neurilemmoma of the bulbar conjunctiva.

Report of a Case  A 50-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted to Walter Reed General Hospital for excision of a tumor of the bulbar conjunctiva. The tumor had been noticed in the upper temporal quadrant of the bulbar conjunctiva of the left eye when the patient was 11 years of age. It gradually increased in size, and so it was excised when she was 13 years of age. Unfortunately, a pathologic examination was not made. The mass reappeared in the same location and

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