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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the conjunctiva.
  1. J. Pe'er,
  2. S. Levinger,
  3. M. Ilsar,
  4. H. Climenhaga and
  5. E. Okon
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.


    Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the conjunctiva is an extremely rare tumour, and only three previous cases have been reported. We describe two patients with MFH of the conjunctiva: a 58-year-old white male with epibulbar tumour who had exenteration and is alive after five years' follow-up, and a 3 1/2-year-old African girl with xeroderma pigmentosum and an MFH of her right eye conjunctiva, the first reported case of this association. The characteristics and the methods of diagnosis of MFH are discussed.

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