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Address correspondence to: Hans E. Grossniklaus MD, L.F. Montgomery Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, BT 428, 1365 Clifton Road, Altanta, Georgia 30322, fax 404-778-4610, ophtheg@emory.edu

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Research Funding:

National Eye Institute : NEI

Supported in part by an unrestricted department grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc., and NIH P30 EY06360

Keywords:

  • corneal keloid
  • tumor-like
  • histopathology
  • orbital tumor
  • radiation

Giant Corneal Keloid: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Journal Title:

Cornea

Volume:

Volume 29, Number 12

Publisher:

, Pages 1455-1458

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review

Abstract:

Purpose To report a patient with a tumor-like corneal keloid. Methods Retrospective review of clinical features and histopathologic findings. Results A 68-year-old woman with a remote history of an orbital tumor treated with radiation developed a corneal tumor. A biopsy of the tumor showed fibrocellular tissue and her blind, painful eye was enucleated. Pathologic findings in the enucleated eye showed that the corneal mass was consistent with a large keloid. Conclusions A corneal keloid may clinically appear as a large corneal tumor.

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