Hematopoietic tumors
Lymphoid hyperplasia

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PubMed Search: Lymphoid hyperplasia conjunctiva

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Lymphoid hyperplasia. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyelymphoidhyperplasiaconjunctiva.html. Accessed September 20th, 2020.
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Slit lamp and histological examinations

Gross description
  • Red thickenings, may be nodular; may appear as small bumps with pale centers giving a cobblestone appearance, usually in inferior tarsal conjunctiva
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Well differentiated, somewhat pleomorphic lymphocytes with occasional plasma cells, macrophages, eosinophils and follicles with germinal centers; follicles usually contain tingible body macrophages (containing apoptotic debris) and mitotic activity; often hyperplastic vessels
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Diffuse infiltrate of mature lymphocytes

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Well defined lymphocytic follicles with germinal centers

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