Eye

Conjunctiva

Mesenchymal tumors

Myxoma-conjunctiva



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PubMed Search: Myxoma conjunctiva

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Myxoma-conjunctiva. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyemyxomaconjunctiva.html. Accessed December 9th, 2022.
Definition / general
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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 with infolding of nuclear membrane

Differential diagnosis
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