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PubMed Search: Pinguecula [title]

Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Pinguecula. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyepinguecula.html. Accessed December 3rd, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Excision for cosmetic reasons or to remove mild irritation; otherwise no treatment
Gross description
  • Elevated yellow lesion (due to solar elastosis) in bulbar conjunctiva in interpalpebral region near nasal limbus; conjunctiva is atrophic or thickened
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Band of subepithelial actinic elastosis with variable hyalinization and calcification
  • May have acanthosis or dyskeratosis resembling carcinoma
  • May have foreign body giant cell reaction around elastotic material (actinic granuloma)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Lamina propria shows
basophilic elastosis
and hyalinization

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