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April 1997

Conjunctival Neurilemoma: Report of 3 Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, New York University Medical Center (Drs Charles and Fox), and the Beth Israel Medical Center, North Division (Dr Appleman), New York City; and the Ministerio de Salud, Instituto de Oftalmología, Lima, Peru (Drs Avendaño and Marroquín).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(4):547-549. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100150549020

Neurilemoma (schwannoma) of the conjunctiva is a rare ocular tumor. We report 3 cases of benign conjunctival neurilemoma occurring in women without other ocular or systemic disease. Two of these tumors arose from the bulbar conjunctiva and 1 from the tarsal conjunctiva. Immunoperoxidase staining for S-100 protein was positive in each case.

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