Infected epithelial inclusion cyst simulating conjunctival melanoma

Chaneve Jeanniton, Paul T. Finger, Ella Leung, Steven A. McCormick, Kimberly Chin, Tatyana Milman

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There are several pigmented nonneoplastic lesions that can clinically simulate melanocytic tumors. The authors report an unusual conjunctival epithelial inclusion cyst that contained luminal bacterial colonies, hemorrhage, and epithelial debris. Clinical appearance convincingly simulated a melanoma. The clinical and histopathologic features of this lesion are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e131-e134
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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Jeanniton, C., Finger, P. T., Leung, E., McCormick, S. A., Chin, K., & Milman, T. (2013). Infected epithelial inclusion cyst simulating conjunctival melanoma. Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, 29(5), e131-e134.