Amniotic membrane transplantation for conjunctival tumor

Yan Ke Xue Bao. 2003 Sep;19(3):165-7, 145.


Purpose: To evaluate the possibility of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) for the treatment of conjunctival tumor.

Methods: Preserved AMT was performed in 26 patients (26 eyes) with conjunctival tumor, including 9 eyes (34.62%) with malignant tumor (conjunctival malignant melanoma, corneal and conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma, conjunctival lymphoma), 17 eyes (65.38%) with benign tumor (conjunctival papilloma, conjunctival dermoid tumor, conjunctival nevus, hemangioma etc.).

Result: All the patients are followed up for 1-53 months. No acute rejection was observed after preserved AMT. Ideal healing was found in conjunctiva wound.

Conclusion: Preserved AMT is a very effective method to repair wound after giant conjunctival tumor operation. Complete removal of tumor and perfect fixation are the key of ocular surface reconstruction.

MeSH terms

  • Amnion / transplantation*
  • Biological Dressings
  • Conjunctiva / surgery*
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Melanoma / surgery*
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
  • Papilloma / surgery