Late-Onset Necrotizing Scleritis Due to Pigmented Mycetoma (Dematiaceous Fungi) in 2 Cases


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Abstract

Purpose:To describe the atypical presentation of fungal infection and necrotizing scleritis, the potential role of histopathology in the diagnosis, and surgical excision in the management.Methods:Retrospective interventional case series.Results:Two patients presented with a pigmented conjunctival mass, one resembling necrotizing scleritis with uveal prolapse and the other resembling a pigmented ocular surface tumor, both after excision of nasal pterygium, 12 and 50 years previously, respectively. The pigmented lesion was 2 × 1.5 mm in each case, both situated on the bulbar surface 2 mm from the nasal limbus. After surgical excision, each lesion histopathologically displayed fungal filaments (pigmented dematiaceous fungi).Conclusions:Pigmented mycetoma (dematiaceous fungi) can simulate uveal tissue prolapse, pigmented foreign body, or pigmented epibulbar tumors, particularly melanoma. Surgical excision of the entire lesion is effective for management.

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