Hemorrhage and infarction of the conjunctiva and orbit in essential thrombocythemia

Jaehoon Na, Soo Youn Choi, Sehyun Baek, Hwa Lee

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    An 82-year-old woman who had a history of essential thrombocythemia presented with ocular pain, bleeding, and decreased visual acuity of the left eye. Orbital computed tomography revealed a relatively well-defined homogenous mass-like lesion in the left subconjunctival and intraconal space. Conjunctival biopsy showed acute inflammation with necrosis, vascular ectasia with thrombosis and hemorrhage. After the treatment with hydroxyurea and anagrelide, her symptom and lesion were markedly improved. Hematologic disorders like essential thrombocythemia should be considered in patients with severe spontaneous bleeding around the eye.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)750-751
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 21


    • Conjunctival necrosis
    • Essential thrombocythemia
    • Periorbital hemorrhage

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Otorhinolaryngology


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