International Journal of Ophthalmic PathologyISSN: 2324-8599

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Case Report, Int J Ophthalmic Pathol Vol: 6 Issue: 3

Conjunctival Seborrheic Keratosis Mimicking Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia

Goh JWY1*, Bhatt N2 and Tole DM1

1Bristol Eye Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom

2Southmead Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author : Dr. Joanne Goh
Lower Maudlin St, Bristol BS1 2LX, UK
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Received: May 26, 2017 Accepted: June 09, 2017 Published: June 15, 2017

Citation: Goh JWY, Bhatt N, Tole DM (2017) Conjunctival Seborrheic Keratosis Mimicking Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol 6:4. doi: 10.4172/2324-8599.1000208


Seborrheic keratosis is a benign epithelial neoplasia that commonly occurs on the face and eyelids of middle-aged individuals. Its occurrence on the conjunctiva is rare. We report a case of conjunctival seborrheic keratosis that clinically resembled an ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN). A 77-year old male was referred with a right temporal juxta-limbal conjunctival mass. Based on its appearance, a clinical diagnosis of OSSN was made and a wide excisional biopsy, cryotherapy and amniotic membrane graft was performed. A diagnosis of seborrheic keratosis was confirmed by histopathology. Our case highlights the fact that conjunctival seborrheic keratosis, though rare, can mimic malignant lesions such as OSSN and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of conjunctival tumours.

Keywords: Conjunctival seborrheic keratosis; Ocular surface squamous neoplasia; Conjunctival tumour; Epithelial neoplasia

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