|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 607
Conjunctival capillary hemangioma in an elderly immunocompromised patient
Matthew J Hartley, Shweta Singh, Christopher Matthews
Ophthalmology Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital, United Kingdom
|Date of Web Publication||28-Apr-2023|
Matthew J Hartley
16 Latimer Street, North Shields, NE30 4EY
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Hartley MJ, Singh S, Matthews C. Conjunctival capillary hemangioma in an elderly immunocompromised patient. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:607
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Hartley MJ, Singh S, Matthews C. Conjunctival capillary hemangioma in an elderly immunocompromised patient. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Jun 4];3:607. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2023/3/2/607/374893
Conjunctival capillary hemangiomas are rare in adults, particularly over the age of 60 years., In this report, a 70-year-old Caucasian male receiving weekly immunosuppressive etanercept injections for psoriatic polyarthritis presented with a painless lesion in the right eye that grew rapidly over the course of 1 month which became ulcerated and bled easily. On examination, a 10 × 4 mm, pedunculated, apically pigmented, erythematous lesion arising from the bulbar conjunctiva was seen [Figure 1]. The lesion was excised wholly from its base under topical anesthesia, and subsequent histology confirmed a lobulated capillary hemangioma with no malignancy identified. Following excision, he made a complete recovery.
|Figure 1: Presenting pre-operative right eye conjunctival capillary hemangioma seen on the above images with the post-operative appearances 2 weeks after complete excision seen on the below images|
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