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March 1983

Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Corneosclera

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Beograd, Yugoslavia. Dr Litric̀in is now with the University of Novi Sad, Hajduk Veljkova, Yugoslavia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(3):426-428. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010426017

• A 65-year-old woman had a slowly progressive sclerocorneal lesion that, after three years of unsuccessful medical treatment, involved almost the whole cornea and the surrounding sclera in the temporal lower quadrant. The tumor had a nodular surface. During the next two years, the tumor was operated on four times (twice by keratectomy and twice by lamellar sclerokeratoplasty). Microscopic examination revealed a fibrous histiocytoma. The resection was histologically incomplete on all occasions. Five years after the onset of the disease, the eye was enucleated. A spontaneous invasion of the iris could not be diagnosed with certainty, because there was a perforation at the limbus during a preceding operation.

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