Eye
Conjunctiva
Myxoma

Author: Deepali Jain, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 April 2018, last major update October 2014

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PubMed Search: Myxoma conjunctiva

Cite this page: Jain, D. Conjunctiva: myxoma . PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyemyxomaconjunctiva.html. Accessed November 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
Case reports
Treatment
Clinical images

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Glistening cystic mass of
nasal conjunctiva with
overlying blood vessels

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Anterior segment
of left eye

Gross description
  • Smooth, fleshy, gelatinous, pale yellow
Gross images

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Well circumscribed
cystic mass with
connective tissue tail

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Hypocellular with stellate / spindled cells in myxoid stroma; cells have delicate cytoplasmic processes and intranuclear vacuoles; minimal vessels, mast cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Loose connective
tissue covered by
conjunctival
epithelium

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Stellate and spindle cells in myxoid stroma

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Hypocellular stroma contains delicate collagen fibers

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Multinucleated spindle cells with intranuclear vacuoles

Positive stains
Electron microscopy images

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Cell has infolding of nuclear membrane, forming membrane
bound vacuoles (v); nuclei has 2 nucleoli; prominent rough
endoplasmic reticulum is in lower left; inset-membranous vacuole

Differential diagnosis