Spontaneous regression of conjunctival keratoacanthoma

Ghada J. AlBayyat, Nandini Venkateswaran, Dan Arreaza, Sander R. Dubovy, Anat Galor, Carol L. Karp

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Abstract

An 83-year-old white man presented with a rapidly growing conjunctival mass in his left eye over the course of 1 month. While awaiting surgical intervention, the tumour underwent partial, spontaneous regression to half its original size. The lesion was ultimately excised with wide margins using a no-touch technique and application of cryotherapy to the corneal and conjunctival margins and scleral bed. Histopathological analysis revealed a conjunctival keratoacanthoma. To our knowledge, this is the first case documenting the partial, spontaneous regression of a conjunctival keratoacanthoma over a 5 week time course from the time of diagnosis to surgical excision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ case reports
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 11 2019

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Keywords

  • anterior chamber
  • oncology
  • ophthalmology
  • pathology

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  • Medicine(all)

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Spontaneous regression of conjunctival keratoacanthoma. / AlBayyat, Ghada J.; Venkateswaran, Nandini; Arreaza, Dan; Dubovy, Sander R.; Galor, Anat; Karp, Carol L.

In: BMJ case reports, Vol. 12, No. 7, 11.07.2019.

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AlBayyat, Ghada J. ; Venkateswaran, Nandini ; Arreaza, Dan ; Dubovy, Sander R. ; Galor, Anat ; Karp, Carol L. / Spontaneous regression of conjunctival keratoacanthoma. In: BMJ case reports. 2019 ; Vol. 12, No. 7.
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