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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101-105

Squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva in Sagamu, Nigeria - A review and 2 case reports


Department of Ophthalmology, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, PMB 2022, Sagamu, Nigeria

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H A Ajibode
Department of Ophthalmology, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, PMB 2022, Sagamu, Nigeria

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PMID: 19562932

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AIM: To review the current literature on squamous cell carcinoma [SCC] of the conjunctiva and report 2 presentations in Sagamu, Nigeria since the availability of histopathological services. METHODS: The available literature using e-medicine and pubmed internet websites were summarized. The 2 cases seen by the first author since histopathological services started at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital [O.O.U.T.H.], Sagamu were summarized using the case note records and the pathological reports of their surgical specimens. RESULTS: The 2 cases showed the variable ways SCC of the conjunctiva can present in an equatorial African country like Nigeria. DISCUSSION: Limbal interpalpebral conjunctival lesions should arouse the possibility of this rare neoplasia even in patients with no evidence of predisposing factors. CONCLUSION: Even though SCC of the conjunctiva is commoner in Caucasians, its possible presentations should be kept in mind in equatorial non-Caucasian populations like Nigeria.


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