Which patients are at higher risk for conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Talib Najjar, DMD, MDS, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Individuals with HIV infection and those with xeroderma pigmentosa are more likely to develop conjunctival SCC, probably because of their diminished immune status. Often, small conjunctival masses are noted on routine eye examinations.


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