Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1999;40(8):2313-2318.
Published online August 1, 1999.
A Case of Bilateral Conjunctival Malignant Lymphoma Misdiagnosed as Allergic Conjunctivitis.
Kwang Ju Lee, Chul Ho Ko, Yun Kyung Kang, Do Hyung Lee
Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University, Seoul, Korea.
알러지성 결막염으로 오진된 양측성 결막 악성 림프종 1례
이광주(Kwang Ju Lee),고철호(Chul Ho Ko),강윤경(Yun Kyung Kang),이도형(Do Hyung Lee)
Abstract
Lymphoma originating in mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALToma) is characterized by small B-cell lymphocytes of low-grade malignancy. They have salmon-colored multiple conjunctival masses and the bilateral occurrences are relatively rare. We evaluated a 32 year-old man with bilateral conjunctival mass lesions who was referred to our department with the diagnosis of allergic conjuctivitis. Histologic and immunocytochemical examination of the conjunctival biopsy revealed mucosal associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. The patients was successfully treated with low-dose local radiotherapy.
Key Words: Allergic cojunctivitis;Lymphoid tissue lymphoma;MALToma;Radiotherapy


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