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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Conjunctival papilloma arising from the caruncle

Conjunctival papilloma arising from the caruncle

Category(ies): Cornea, External Disease, Oculoplastics
Contributor: John Chen, MD, PhD
Updated and Expanded by: Ike Hasley, BS and: Lorraine M. Provencher, MD
Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

A conjunctival papilloma is a benign squamous epithelial tumor. There is a strong association of conjunctival papilloma with the human papillomavirus (HPV), most notably strains 6 and 11 (low-risk) and 16 and 33 (high-risk). Treatment consists of surgical excision with free margins, followed by cryotherapy.

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