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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Conjunctival squamous papilloma

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Cindy Montague, CRA

Squamous papillomas can be pedunculated or sessile as shown in this photograph. The sessile variety has a flat base and is found most commonly along the limbus. They have a glistening surface, often with red dots or "corkscrew" blood vessels, creating a strawberry-like appearance. The lesions may encroach onto the cornea and must be monitored closely for signs of dysplastic change or carcinomatous growth.

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last updated: 1/24/2014
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