Atypical presentation of a pigmented oncocytoma of the caruncle

A case report

Maura Di Nicola, Elisabetta Miserocchi, Nathalie Rizzo, Charlene L. Grantoza, Francesco Bandello, Giulio Modorati

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We report an unusual case of a pigmented oncocytoma of the caruncle. The lesion presented the following atypical features: a well-circumscribed, partially pigmented, and lobulated mass that macroscopically resembled a caruncular nevus. However, an excision biopsy revealed an oncocytoma instead. Thus, although nevi are the most common lesions found in the caruncle, oncocytoma should also be considered in the differential diagnosis of a pigmented caruncular mass, especially in elderly female patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Fingerprint

Oxyphilic Adenoma
Nevus
Differential Diagnosis
Biopsy

Keywords

  • Conjunctival neoplasm
  • Nevus
  • Oncocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Cite this

Atypical presentation of a pigmented oncocytoma of the caruncle : A case report. / Di Nicola, Maura; Miserocchi, Elisabetta; Rizzo, Nathalie; Grantoza, Charlene L.; Bandello, Francesco; Modorati, Giulio.

In: Case Reports in Ophthalmology, Vol. 4, No. 2, 05.2013, p. 16-19.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Di Nicola, Maura ; Miserocchi, Elisabetta ; Rizzo, Nathalie ; Grantoza, Charlene L. ; Bandello, Francesco ; Modorati, Giulio. / Atypical presentation of a pigmented oncocytoma of the caruncle : A case report. In: Case Reports in Ophthalmology. 2013 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 16-19.
@article{9e51f58baeef4fcb9ef02b7c510a5bf4,
title = "Atypical presentation of a pigmented oncocytoma of the caruncle: A case report",
abstract = "We report an unusual case of a pigmented oncocytoma of the caruncle. The lesion presented the following atypical features: a well-circumscribed, partially pigmented, and lobulated mass that macroscopically resembled a caruncular nevus. However, an excision biopsy revealed an oncocytoma instead. Thus, although nevi are the most common lesions found in the caruncle, oncocytoma should also be considered in the differential diagnosis of a pigmented caruncular mass, especially in elderly female patients.",
keywords = "Conjunctival neoplasm, Nevus, Oncocytoma",
author = "{Di Nicola}, Maura and Elisabetta Miserocchi and Nathalie Rizzo and Grantoza, {Charlene L.} and Francesco Bandello and Giulio Modorati",
year = "2013",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1159/000353222",
language = "English",
volume = "4",
pages = "16--19",
journal = "Case Reports in Ophthalmology",
issn = "1663-2699",
publisher = "S. Karger AG",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Atypical presentation of a pigmented oncocytoma of the caruncle

T2 - A case report

AU - Di Nicola, Maura

AU - Miserocchi, Elisabetta

AU - Rizzo, Nathalie

AU - Grantoza, Charlene L.

AU - Bandello, Francesco

AU - Modorati, Giulio

PY - 2013/5

Y1 - 2013/5

N2 - We report an unusual case of a pigmented oncocytoma of the caruncle. The lesion presented the following atypical features: a well-circumscribed, partially pigmented, and lobulated mass that macroscopically resembled a caruncular nevus. However, an excision biopsy revealed an oncocytoma instead. Thus, although nevi are the most common lesions found in the caruncle, oncocytoma should also be considered in the differential diagnosis of a pigmented caruncular mass, especially in elderly female patients.

AB - We report an unusual case of a pigmented oncocytoma of the caruncle. The lesion presented the following atypical features: a well-circumscribed, partially pigmented, and lobulated mass that macroscopically resembled a caruncular nevus. However, an excision biopsy revealed an oncocytoma instead. Thus, although nevi are the most common lesions found in the caruncle, oncocytoma should also be considered in the differential diagnosis of a pigmented caruncular mass, especially in elderly female patients.

KW - Conjunctival neoplasm

KW - Nevus

KW - Oncocytoma

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84884256487&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84884256487&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1159/000353222

DO - 10.1159/000353222

M3 - Article

VL - 4

SP - 16

EP - 19

JO - Case Reports in Ophthalmology

JF - Case Reports in Ophthalmology

SN - 1663-2699

IS - 2

ER -