Conjunctival tumors in children.

  title={Conjunctival tumors in children.},
  author={Carol L Shields and Jerry A. Shields},
  journal={Current opinion in ophthalmology},
  volume={18 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Numerous conjunctival tumors can occur in children, originating from tissues of choristomatous, epithelial, melanocytic, vascular, fibrous, xanthomatous and lymphoid. Overall, 97% prove to be benign and only 3% are malignant. RECENT FINDINGS The most common malignancies include conjunctival lymphoma and melanoma. In our experience, the most common conjunctival tumors in children include nevus (64%), dermolipoma (5%), lymphangioma (3%) and capillary hemangioma (3… CONTINUE READING


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