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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 783104, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/783104
Case Report

Pigmented Viral-Associated Conjunctival Carcinoma

1Department of Ophthalmology, New York University Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
2Department of Pathology, New York University Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA
3The Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA

Received 27 March 2013; Accepted 18 April 2013

Academic Editors: K. G. Boboridis and M. Rosner

Copyright © 2013 Norman C. Charles 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

A 54-year-old African-American woman developed a pigmented papillary squamous cell carcinoma in the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva of the right eye in areas that received no sun exposure. In situ hybridization performed on the tumor showed human papilloma virus 16. The left eye showed a pedunculated nonpigmented conjunctival dysplasia. The tumors were extirpated by cryosurgery and topical interferon alfa 2b in the right eye and simple surgical excision in the left eye.