Actinomycotic granule of the caruncle: A case report

Pappalardo, Juanita, Lee, Graham A. and Whitehead, Kevin (2011) Actinomycotic granule of the caruncle: A case report. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 27 4: E100-E103. doi:10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181f29cb3

Author Pappalardo, Juanita
Lee, Graham A.
Whitehead, Kevin
Title Actinomycotic granule of the caruncle: A case report
Journal name Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0740-9303
Publication date 2011-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181f29cb3
Volume 27
Issue 4
Start page E100
End page E103
Total pages 3
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Actinomycosis is a rare cause of a caruncular mass previously unreported in large clinicohistopathologic studies. A 25-year-old man presented with an enlarged and irritated left caruncle and an otherwise normal ocular examination. After the patient failed to respond to conservative medical management, an excision biopsy revealed an underlying diagnosis of actinomycotic granule of the caruncle. The patient's symptoms resolved, and after 6 months of follow up there was no evidence of recurrence. Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive, chronic infection with a nonspecific clinical presentation. Diagnosis is therefore difficult and is generally made on the basis of histopathology. This case demonstrates that actinomycosis can present as a caruncular mass.
Keyword Infection
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes "Case Reports"

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