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Beyoglu Eye Journal Giant Papilla Prolapse from the Upper Tarsal Conjunctiva in a 3-year-old Child: A Case Presentation and a Brief Literature Review [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. 2021; 6(1): 70-73 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2021.65807

Giant Papilla Prolapse from the Upper Tarsal Conjunctiva in a 3-year-old Child: A Case Presentation and a Brief Literature Review

Bengi Ece Kurtul, Süleyman Koca
Department of Ophthalmology, Mustafa Kemal University Tayfur Ata Sokmen Faculty of Medicine, Hatay, Turkey

Giant papillae (1.0 mm or greater in diameter) on the upper tarsal conjunctiva are one of the most common findings in cases of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). Presently described is the case of a 3-year-old female with a unilateral giant papilla formation prolabing from the medial side of the upper tarsal conjunctiva toward the ocular surface in the left eye. A brief review of the recent literature concerning the etiology, associated risk factors, surgical options, and management of patients with giant papillae is also discussed. A significant reduction in the size of the papilla was observed after a week of medical treatment with a topical steroid and antiallergic eye drops. To the best of our knowledge, this case demonstrates the first time that a giant papilla appeared in the form of a prolapsed mass extending from the tarsal conjunctiva in a child with VKC. Ophthalmologists should keep in mind that a giant papilla can look like another form of conjunctival mass, and should not rush to excise or biopsy, as it may respond to medical treatment.

Keywords: Conjunctival mass, giant papillae, medical treatment, vernal keratoconjunctivitis

Bengi Ece Kurtul, Süleyman Koca. Giant Papilla Prolapse from the Upper Tarsal Conjunctiva in a 3-year-old Child: A Case Presentation and a Brief Literature Review. Beyoglu Eye J. 2021; 6(1): 70-73

Corresponding Author: Bengi Ece Kurtul, Türkiye
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