most common benign epithelial neoplasm of the conjunctiva encountered
clinically is the squamous papilloma. Be sure to submit these lesions
for histologic examination as they may harbor epithelial dysplasia
or carcinoma in situ.
papilloma. There was no evidence of disturbed epithelial architecture
and no evidence of cytologic atypia. In other words, there was no
evidence of dysplasia (conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia).
is especially important for the ophthalmologist to prepare
the biopsy properly for submission to the laboratory so that
the pathologist can render an accurate diagnosis and check margins
for involvement in the event of malignancy.