Marsupialized fungal mycetoma masquerading as conjunctival melanoma

Fouad E. Sayyad, Carol Karp, James R. Wong, Matthew J. Weiss, J. Antonio Bermudez-Magner, Sander Dubovy

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report a case of a fungal mass misdiagnosed as a pigmented conjunctival melanoma. METHOD:: Case report. RESULT:: A 38-year-old woman was referred for a pigmented conjunctival lesion that was diagnosed as a melanoma. She had a history of a scleral buckle in that eye for retinal detachment 2 years before presentation. Slit-lamp examination revealed a pigmented mass from the 11- to 2-o?clock position. This was noted to be imbricated within the invagination of a conjunctival fold from the previous surgery. The mass was removed, cultured, and confirmed to be a fungal infection from Scytalidium sp. CONCLUSIONS: Scleral buckles can cause folds in the conjunctiva, which can be foci for fungal infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)744-746
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Mycetoma
Mycoses
Melanoma
Conjunctiva
Retinal Detachment
Diagnostic Errors
Slit Lamp Microscopy

Keywords

  • conjunctival melanoma
  • mycetoma
  • scleral buckle
  • Scytalidium

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  • Ophthalmology

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Marsupialized fungal mycetoma masquerading as conjunctival melanoma. / Sayyad, Fouad E.; Karp, Carol; Wong, James R.; Weiss, Matthew J.; Bermudez-Magner, J. Antonio; Dubovy, Sander.

In: Cornea, Vol. 33, No. 7, 01.01.2014, p. 744-746.

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Sayyad, FE, Karp, C, Wong, JR, Weiss, MJ, Bermudez-Magner, JA & Dubovy, S 2014, 'Marsupialized fungal mycetoma masquerading as conjunctival melanoma', Cornea, vol. 33, no. 7, pp. 744-746. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000000146
Sayyad, Fouad E. ; Karp, Carol ; Wong, James R. ; Weiss, Matthew J. ; Bermudez-Magner, J. Antonio ; Dubovy, Sander. / Marsupialized fungal mycetoma masquerading as conjunctival melanoma. In: Cornea. 2014 ; Vol. 33, No. 7. pp. 744-746.
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