Conjunctival Lymphoma in a Child

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Purpose:To report a rare case of large conjunctival B-cell lymphoma in a child.Methods:A 13-year-old girl was initially diagnosed with a right lower eyelid chalazion. After 3 weeks during which the mass was growing, she was referred for treatment to our department. Because of the unusual appearance of the mass, an excisional biopsy was performed.Results:Pathological findings were consistent with those of a large B-cell lymphoma. CD20 and Ki67 staining were positive, and polymerase chain reaction analysis showed monoclonality of B cells.Conclusions:Although conjunctival lymphoma is a very rare entity in children, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of an eyelid or conjunctival mass.

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