Other nonneoplastic

Pyogenic granuloma-conjunctiva

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Deepali Jain, M.D.
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Cite this page: Jain D. Pyogenic granuloma-conjunctiva. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyepyogenicgranulomaconjunctiva.html. Accessed December 10th, 2022.
Definition / general
  • Also called lobular capillary hemangioma
  • Hyperplastic vascular lesion that occurs after trauma or inflammation
  • Predisposing factors: corneal ulceration, dry eye syndrome, alkali burn, trachoma, trichiasis, postradiation
  • Rapid growth followed by stabilization or regression
  • Name is inaccurate, since not pyogenic (pus-forming) and not granulomatous
Case reports
  • Excision, may recur
Clinical images

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Polypoid protrusion from conjunctiva

Gross description
  • Flashy, polypoid, red-yellow
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lobulated capillary vessels with edema, collagen and inflammatory cells; surface is often ulcerated and covered by fibrinous exudate
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