Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

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Lymphangioma of the Conjunctiva and Nasal Cavity in a Child Presenting With Diffuse Subconjunctival Hemorrhage and Nosebleeds

Ailsa A. Quezada, MD; Carol L. Shields, MD; Rudolph S. Wagner, MD; Hakan Demirci, MD; Anthony R. Caputo, MD; Jerry A. Shields, MD

  • Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2007;44(3):180-182
  • Posted May 1, 2007

Abstract

ABSTRACT

A 4-year-old girl had extensive subconjunctival hemorrhage in the right eye. She had recurrent minor nosebleeds starting at 6 months. Visual acuity was 20/20. Anterior segment examination showed diffuse, blood-filled, multilobulated cystic channels in the conjunctiva. Bleeding resolved, leaving transparent cystic channels. Conjunctival lymphangioma can manifest as temporary subconjunctival lymphangioma.

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2007;44:180-182.

AUTHORS

Drs. C. Shields, Demirci, and J. Shields are from the Oncology Service, Wills Eye Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drs. Quezada, Wagner, and Caputo are from the Division of Ophthalmology, Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey.

Originally submitted May 25, 2004.

Accepted for publication July 28, 2005.

Address correspondence to Carol L. Shields, MD, Oncology Service, Wills Eye Institute, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Supported by OREIS International Organization (A. Quezada) and the Tsunami Foundation (A. Quezada), the Paul Kayser International Award of Merit in Retina Research, Houston, Texas (J. Shields), the Macula Foundation, New York, New York (C. Shields), and the Eye Tumor Research Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (C. Shields).

Abstract

ABSTRACT

A 4-year-old girl had extensive subconjunctival hemorrhage in the right eye. She had recurrent minor nosebleeds starting at 6 months. Visual acuity was 20/20. Anterior segment examination showed diffuse, blood-filled, multilobulated cystic channels in the conjunctiva. Bleeding resolved, leaving transparent cystic channels. Conjunctival lymphangioma can manifest as temporary subconjunctival lymphangioma.

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2007;44:180-182.

AUTHORS

Drs. C. Shields, Demirci, and J. Shields are from the Oncology Service, Wills Eye Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Drs. Quezada, Wagner, and Caputo are from the Division of Ophthalmology, Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey.

Originally submitted May 25, 2004.

Accepted for publication July 28, 2005.

Address correspondence to Carol L. Shields, MD, Oncology Service, Wills Eye Institute, 840 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Supported by OREIS International Organization (A. Quezada) and the Tsunami Foundation (A. Quezada), the Paul Kayser International Award of Merit in Retina Research, Houston, Texas (J. Shields), the Macula Foundation, New York, New York (C. Shields), and the Eye Tumor Research Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (C. Shields).

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