Ciliated respiratory-like epithelium forming cystic conjunctival lesions in a patient with Stevens-Johnson syndrome

T. A. Goodglick, P. Mertz, D. Wolfley, Harrison D Cavanagh, L. Zimmerman

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A woman with severe cicatricial conjunctival changes secondary to allopurinol-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome developed bilateral palpebral conjunctival cysts. Pathologic examination of these lesions revealed respiratory-like pseudostratified ciliated epithelium in the walls of several cysts of one eye. To our knowledge, this is the first report of this phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-559
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


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  • Ophthalmology

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