Giant Conjonctival Naevus: Case Report from Bamako
International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages: 63-65
Received: Aug. 24, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 23, 2019; Published: Oct. 9, 2019
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Seydou Bakayoko, Institute of African Tropical Ophthalmology, Bamako University of Science and Technology, Bamako, Mali
Seydou Diallo, Institute of African Tropical Ophthalmology, Bamako University of Science and Technology, Bamako, Mali
Rodrigue Romuald Elien Gagnan Yan Zaou Tou, Institute of African Tropical Ophthalmology, Bamako University of Science and Technology, Bamako, Mali
Adama Guindo, Institute of African Tropical Ophthalmology, Bamako University of Science and Technology, Bamako, Mali
Brainima Coulibaly, Institute of African Tropical Ophthalmology, Bamako University of Science and Technology, Bamako, Mali
Jean Michel Mbaïkoua, National University Hospital Center of Bangui, University of Bangui, Bangui, Central Africa Republic
Mahamat Adam Dicko, Institute of African Tropical Ophthalmology, Bamako University of Science and Technology, Bamako, Mali
Jean Marc Léré Tiama, Institute of African Tropical Ophthalmology, Bamako University of Science and Technology, Bamako, Mali
Mamasile Clement Bagouya, Institute of African Tropical Ophthalmology, Bamako University of Science and Technology, Bamako, Mali
Japhet Pobanou Thera, Institute of African Tropical Ophthalmology, Bamako University of Science and Technology, Bamako, Mali
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Abstract
Conjunctival nævus is a common tumour in the conjunctiva. It can appear clinically in childhood or adolescence. The juxta limbic location (on the temporal side and near the palpebral fissure) of the nævus is the most frequent. Its presence at the level of the lacrimal caroncula (inner angle of the eye) and the semi-lunar fold (outside the caroncula) is more rare. Their pigmentation varies with age. Thus, almost 25% of them are amelanotic (especially in children). The pigmentation varies according to several factors: the congenital character of these nævi; hormonal changes during pregnancy; intense exposure to the sun. In addition, a change in pigmentation can be observed in almost 25% of cases with inflammation, or in cases of intense activity of melanophages. The size of the nævi tends to increase with age. This is usually done after puberty. We report a case of a 2-year-old boy with a pigmented conjunctival nævus about 2 cm long, flat, limbal and bulbar juxta at the temporal side. The rest of the eye exam is normal. The child has been entrusted to the team of the orbito-palpebral surgery and the annexes for the continuation of the management. We will present its clinico-histological and therapeutic aspects.
Keywords
Conjonctival Naevus, Congenital, Infant, Mali
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Seydou Bakayoko, Seydou Diallo, Rodrigue Romuald Elien Gagnan Yan Zaou Tou, Adama Guindo, Brainima Coulibaly, Jean Michel Mbaïkoua, Mahamat Adam Dicko, Jean Marc Léré Tiama, Mamasile Clement Bagouya, Japhet Pobanou Thera, Giant Conjonctival Naevus: Case Report from Bamako, International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2019, pp. 63-65. doi: 10.11648/j.ijovs.20190404.11
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