A review of the aetiology of squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva

Br J Cancer. 1996 Nov;74(10):1511-3. doi: 10.1038/bjc.1996.581.


Squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva is a rare tumour with a multifactorial aetiology. There is strong epidemiological evidence that exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation is an important cause and that HIV infection predisposes to its development. The role of other factors, such as human papillomavirus infection, is unclear.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / etiology*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / virology
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / virology
  • HIV Seropositivity / complications
  • Humans