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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 724-726

Verrucous carcinoma of the conjunctiva – A rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma


Department of Cornea and Refractive Services, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Varun A Gupta
Department of Cornea and Refractive Services, Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Jankikund, Chitrakoot - 210 204, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2965_20

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Verrucous carcinoma is a rare and indolent variant of squamous cell carcinoma. We report the first histopathologically confirmed case of verrucous carcinoma of the conjunctiva. An 85-year-old male presented with complaint of mass in interpalpebral region in the left eye. Examination revealed a single, sessile, pale-colored exophytic mass with a pebble surface approximately 15 mm × 10 mm in size. Patient did not respond to topical therapy and underwent complete excision of the lesion with biopsy. Histopathological examination of the excisional biopsy revealed a diagnosis of verrucous carcinoma. The patient was healthy with no signs of recurrence at 2 years follow-up.


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