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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 836573, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/836573
Case Report

Conjunctival Lymphangioma: A Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature

Departmento de Oftalmologia, Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Largo Professor Abel Salazar, Edifício Neoclássico, 4099-001 Porto, Portugal

Received 15 January 2012; Accepted 15 March 2012

Academic Editors: F. G. Holz and S. Schwartz

Copyright © 2012 Mariana Seca et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. Lymphangioma is a rare venolymphatic lesion, characterized by dilation of lymphatic vessels. It may occur as an isolated lesion or, more often, represent the surface component of a deep orbital lymphangioma. Case. We report a case of a conjunctival lymphangioma on a 58-year-old male that had simultaneously an upper respiratory tract infection. Excision and biopsy confirmed the nature of the lesion, and there has been no relapse to date. Conclusion. Conjunctival lymphangioma is a rare condition in which the diagnose, must be kept in mind in patients with a red eye resistance to topical therapy and in association with an upper respiratory tract infection. Finally, it is also necessary to be aware of possible recurrence of the lesion.