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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 244-246

Lipoma conjunctivae


1 Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
2 Department of Opthalmology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Almustapha Aliyu Liman
Department of Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika, Zaria, Kaduna State
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-9596.129578

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Lipoma conjunctivae represents a very rare but known pathological condition. Here we report a case of a 23-year-old woman presented with an insidious, painless mass of the left conjunctiva first noticed 4 years prior to presentation. There was no visual impairment. Examination revealed a circumscribed, elevated, freely mobile, non-pigmented, yellowish growth in the infero-temporal region of the bulbar conjunctiva. The mass was easily compressible and does not significantly increase in size on pressing the eyeball. Visual acuity was 6/5 bilaterally. Excisional biopsy was done and histological examination revealed conjunctival lipoma. We presented this curious tumor in a young woman for its rarity, peculiar anatomic location and its mimic of conventional lipomatous morphology.


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