Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
versión impresa ISSN 0365-6691
BELLIDO MUNOZ, R.M.; DOMINGUEZ HIDALGO, I.; GARCIA SERRANO, J.L. y LOPEZ PENA, C.. Immunohistochemical markers in the diagnosis of pigmented conjunctival lesions. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.4, pp.119-121. ISSN 0365-6691.
Objective/Method: The aim of this study was to assess the importance of immunohistochemical markers in the diagnosis of pigmented conjunctival lesions. Due to the difficulty of making an exact clinical diagnosis, the suspicion of malignancy requires the removal of the lesion and performing a histopathology study in which immunohistochemical markers may help to determine the nature of the lesion. Cases Report/Discussion: A case is presented of a 25 year-old woman with a pigmented lesion in the caruncle. It appeared recently and was growing fast with increasing pigmentation. Due to a suspicion of malignancy, the total lesion was removed. The microscopic study revealed cellular alterations which suggested malignancy. However, after carrying out immunohistochemical markers the diagnosis was conjunctival compound nevus.
Palabras clave : Pigmented conjunctival lesion; Immunohistochemical markers; Conjunctival nevus.