Massive corneal and conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. Jan-Feb 2000;31(1):71-2.


A patient with massive, protuberant squamous cell carcinoma of conjunctiva invading the whole cornea, so as to hang from the surface, was referred with a visual acuity of hand motion near to face. A microscopically-controlled, frozen section guided excision, followed by double-freeze-thaw cryoapplication to the sclera and the edges of the conjunctival bed and lamello-lamellar sclerokeratoplasty, was performed. Three years later the patient's visual acuity was 20/60 with no evidence of recurrence of the lesion. Frozen section guided excision with adjuvant cryotherapy and lamellar sclerokeratoplasty is a viable therapy for massive squamous cell carcinoma of cornea and conjunctiva.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / therapy
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / therapy
  • Corneal Diseases / pathology*
  • Corneal Diseases / therapy
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eye Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Eye Neoplasms / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sclera / transplantation