Vol. 47 No. (3) 255-258 (2020): Severe Conjunctival Papilloma in a Six year old female - Case report

Conjunctival papilloma is a benign growth arising
from the stratified squamous epithelium of the
conjunctiva. It is mostly a self-limiting growth.
Conjunctival papilloma occurs commonly in male
adults especially in their third and fourth decades of
life. It rarely occurs in children. This is a case report
of a six (6) year-old female patient who was seen at
the Solwezi General Hospital Eye Clinic (SGHEC)
with complaints of difficulties in seeing, sandy
sensation and tearing of the right eye. The patient
had a twelve-month history of multiple fleshy
growths on the conjunctival surface of the right eye,
referred from a rural health centre in the District. A
clinical diagnosis of conjunctival papilloma was
made at SGHEC and the child was referred to Kitwe
Teaching Eye Hospitals (KTEH) for further
management. At Kitwe Teaching Eye Hospital, a
successful excisional biopsy of the conjunctival
papilloma lesions on the right eye was conducted
with adjunctive therapy of Mitomycin-C
intraoperatively, and topical chemotherapy of 5-
fluorouracil (5-FU) after surgery. A definitive
diagnosis of Benign Conjunctival Papilloma was
confirmed for the patient's condition, based on the
results from the histopathology samples that were
sent to the Cancer Disease Hospital in Lusaka.

Published: 17-05-2023

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