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Different Types of Tumors of Conjunctiva

December 12, 2011  by: Dr. Simran Kaur  Points: 12   Category: Health  Earning $0.18   Views: 504

The different types of tumors of conjunctiva are as follows-


The different types of tumors of conjunctiva are as follows-

1. Non-pigmented tumors.

2. Pigmented tumors.

The different types of non-pigmented tumors of conjunctiva are as follows-

1. Congenital tumors.

2. Benign tumors.

3. Pre-malignant tumors.

4. Malignant tumors.

1. Congential tumors - are further of two types-

a) Dermoids.

b) Lipodermoid.

a) Dermoid - are very common tumors of conjunctiva which occurs at the limbus, firmly fixed to cornea.

b) Lipodermoid - it is found at the limbus or at the outer canthus.

2. Benign tumors - are further of three types-

a) Simple granuloma.

b) Papilloma.

c) Fibroma.

a) Simple granuloma - occurs following squint surgery and inadequately scrapped chalazion.

b) Papilloma - usually occurs at inner canthus, fornices or limbus.

c) Fibroma - is usually very rarely found.

3. Pre-malignant tumors of conjunctiva
- are very rare.

4. Malignant tumors of conjunctiva - are further of two types-

a) Squamous cell carcinoma - occurs at the limbus and lid margin.

b) Basal cell carcinoma.

So this was all about non-pigmented tumors of conjunctiva. Now let's have a look at the pigmented tumors of the conjunctiva. The different types of pigmented tumors of conjunctiva are as follows-

1. Congenital moles.

2. Precancerous melanosis.

3. Malignant melanoma.

1. Congenital moles - They are very common. They are flat or raised brown or black color nodules found on bulbar conjunctiva near the limbus. They appear during childhood.

2. Malignant melanoma
- It usually occurs in elderly patients. It usually appears as pigmented area near the limbus.


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