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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-4

Histopathological analysis of 150 enucleated eyes.

Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata

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Santosh Kumar Mondal
Department of Pathology, Medical College, Kolkata

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Enucleation or complete removal of eye is considered to be a mainstay of therapy for many end-stage diseases of eye. We aimed to determine the frequency and indications for enucleations perfomed at a tertiary care hospital in eastern India. A total of 150 enucleated eyes from 146 patients were analyzed. The formalin fixed paraffin embedded sections of all enucleated eyes were examined microscopically and histopathological analysis was done. In the present series, malignant tumours were most frequent indication of enucleation (64%) followed by ocular inflammation (14.7%), staphyloma (6.7%), trauma (5.3%), painful blind eye due to glaucoma (4%). Retinoblastoma, a malignant tumour emerged as commonest indication (52%). Three major indications for enucleation were malignant tumours, ocular inflammation and staphyloma altogether 92%. Malignant melanoma though commonest ophthalmic tumour requiring enucleation in many parts of the world was not very common in our studies comprising 18.7% of all malignant tumours.

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