Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Conjunctiva

Bruce H. Cohen, W. Richard Green, Nicholas T. Iliff, Jerome B. Taxy, Larry T. Schwab, Zenaida Cruz

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Abstract

Spindle cell carcinoma, a variant of squamous cell carcinoma, has long been recognized in numerous tissues (including the skin, the upper respiratory tract, the oral cavity, and the esophagus). Two cases of spindle cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva are reported here. Histopathologic examination of these cases shows the characteristic spindle-shaped cells in continuity with the overlying epithelium. Electron microscopy of one case showed desmosomes and cytoplasmic tonofibril-like material. Our direct experience with one of these two cases has shown the malignant neoplasm to be aggressive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1809-1813
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume98
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

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Conjunctiva
Carcinoma
Desmosomes
Respiratory System
Esophagus
Mouth
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Electron Microscopy
Epithelium
Skin
Neoplasms

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Cohen, B. H., Green, W. R., Iliff, N. T., Taxy, J. B., Schwab, L. T., & Cruz, Z. (1980). Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Conjunctiva. Archives of Ophthalmology, 98(10), 1809-1813. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040661014

Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Conjunctiva. / Cohen, Bruce H.; Green, W. Richard; Iliff, Nicholas T.; Taxy, Jerome B.; Schwab, Larry T.; Cruz, Zenaida.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 98, No. 10, 1980, p. 1809-1813.

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Cohen, BH, Green, WR, Iliff, NT, Taxy, JB, Schwab, LT & Cruz, Z 1980, 'Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Conjunctiva', Archives of Ophthalmology, vol. 98, no. 10, pp. 1809-1813. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040661014
Cohen BH, Green WR, Iliff NT, Taxy JB, Schwab LT, Cruz Z. Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Conjunctiva. Archives of Ophthalmology. 1980;98(10):1809-1813. https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040661014
Cohen, Bruce H. ; Green, W. Richard ; Iliff, Nicholas T. ; Taxy, Jerome B. ; Schwab, Larry T. ; Cruz, Zenaida. / Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Conjunctiva. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1980 ; Vol. 98, No. 10. pp. 1809-1813.
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