Conjunctival mycosis masquerading as melanoma

Stephen J. Laquis, Matthew Wilson, Barrett G. Haik, James Fleming, Wilson Baber

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a patient with a melanotic lesion of the conjunctiva that mimicked melanoma but proved to be a fungal infection on biopsy. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 75-year-old white man was examined for a 3-month history of a deeply pigmented lesion of the conjunctiva at the limbus of the right eye that closely resembled conjunctival melanoma. The lesion was completely excised. RESULTS: Histologic examination revealed fungal elements without evidence of tumor. CONCLUSION: Although rare, fungi should be included in the differential diagnosis of pigmented lesions of the conjunctiva.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume134
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Mycoses
Conjunctiva
Melanoma
Differential Diagnosis
Fungi
Biopsy
Neoplasms

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  • Ophthalmology

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Conjunctival mycosis masquerading as melanoma. / Laquis, Stephen J.; Wilson, Matthew; Haik, Barrett G.; Fleming, James; Baber, Wilson.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 134, No. 1, 01.01.2002, p. 117-118.

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Laquis, Stephen J. ; Wilson, Matthew ; Haik, Barrett G. ; Fleming, James ; Baber, Wilson. / Conjunctival mycosis masquerading as melanoma. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2002 ; Vol. 134, No. 1. pp. 117-118.
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