Conjunctival lymphangiectasis: successful surgical resection of an idiopathic case

Erbil Seven, Muhammed Batur, Serek Tekin, Gulay Bulut, Tekin Yasar

Abstract


Conjunctival lymphagiectasis is a topical ocular condition characterized by swelling of conjunctiva as a result of dilated lymphatics of the bulbar conjunctiva.  In this case report, a 51-year-old man presented with conjunctival swelling in the left eye.  Conjunctival lymphangiectasis was diagnosed and a conjunctival resection was performed.  No recurrence was found in follow-up examination at 9 months.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16964/er.v5i1.76

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