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Free Content Pigmented spindle cell naevus of Reed presenting in the conjunctiva

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Abstract:

ABSTRACT.Purpose:

This study aimed to present the clinical and histopathological features of a pigmented spindle cell naevus (PSCN) appearing in the conjunctiva.

Methods:

Histopathological examination of the lesion following excision and review of the pertinent literature.

Results:

The features were consistent with those previously recognized in the skin as the PSCN of Reed.

Conclusion:

The PSCN can appear in the conjunctiva and should not be confused with conjunctival melanoma.

Keywords: Naevus of Reed; conjunctiva; melanoma; naevus of Spitz; pigmented spindle cell naevus

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: Ophthalmic Pathology and Oncology Service, St. Erik's Eye Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Publication date: February 1, 2000

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