Ann Dermatol.  1995 Jul;7(3):273-277. 10.5021/ad.1995.7.3.273.

Malignant Lymphoma of Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue Arising in the Conjunctiva

Abstract

We report two cases of malignant lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue arising in the conjunctiva. Case 1, an 18-year-old girl, showed her left lower conjunctival swelling for four months and Case 2, a 29-year-old man, showed similar lesions on both his eyes for one year. Histologically, both cases revealed monomorphous dense lymphoid infiltrates invading the overlying conjunctival epithelium with diffuse patterns. The infiltrates were composed of small lymphocytes admixed with centrocyte-like cells within the conjunctival epithelium and stroma in association with B-cell lineage. No relapse was noted during the period of about 1½ years follow-up in case 1 treated by local excision only and in the follow-up period of 2 months in case 2 treated by local excision and subsequent chemotherapy.

Keyword

Conjunctiva; Malignant lymphoma; Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Adult
B-Lymphocytes
Conjunctiva*
Drug Therapy
Epithelium
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Lymphocytes
Lymphoid Tissue*
Lymphoma*
Recurrence
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