Peribulbar oncocytoma: high-frequency ultrasound with histopathologic correlation

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2006 Mar-Apr;37(2):154-6.


The clinical, ultrasonographic, and histopathologic characteristics of an oncocytoma of the conjunctiva are described. A 49-year-old woman presented with a red-orange lesion adjacent to the caruncle in her left eye. A clinical examination including high-frequency ultrasound was performed prior to excisional biopsy of her tumor. High-frequency ultrasound demonstrated an epibulbar tumor with low internal reflectivity and a cystic component. There was no involvement of the underlying sclera. Multiple hypoechoic components of the tumor stroma were correlated to multiple cystic glandular structures on histopathologic evaluation. The excised tumor was diagnosed to be an oncocytoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma, Oxyphilic / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adenoma, Oxyphilic / pathology*
  • Adenoma, Oxyphilic / surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Ultrasonography