International Ophthalmology

, Volume 25, Issue 5–6, pp 321–323

Oncocytoma of the Caruncle: A Clinicopathologic Case Report

  • João P. Souza Filho
  • Raul N. G. Vianna
  • Anamaria B. Coutinho
  • Bryan Arthurs
  • Miguel N. BurnierJr.


Background: Oncocytoma is an uncommon, relatively benign tumor, composed of transformed epithelial cells of the ducts. We report a case of oncocytoma of the caruncle. Methods Case report. Results: A 51-year-old woman with a 2 years history of a mass located in the caruncle of her right eye was presented. Surgical excision was then performed, and the histological diagnosis of oncocytoma was established. Conclusion: The oncocytoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a caruncular mass in elderly people, particularly in female patients.


caruncle histology oncocytoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João P. Souza Filho
    • 1
    • 2
  • Raul N. G. Vianna
    • 2
  • Anamaria B. Coutinho
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bryan Arthurs
    • 3
  • Miguel N. BurnierJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyFederal University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Henry C. Witelson Ocular Pathology Laboratory, Department of OphthalmologyMcGill UniversityMontreal, QuebecCanada
  3. 3.Oculoplastics Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Montreal General HospitalMcGill University Health CenterMontreal, QuebecCanada
  4. 4.João Pessoa de Souza Filho Montreal – QuebecCanada

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