Conjunctival papilloma arising from the caruncle
Submitted by John Chen, MD, PhD
Photo by D. 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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