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      Topical Mitomycin C for the Treatment of Conjunctival Tumor

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      S. Karger AG
      Mitomycin C, Conjunctival tumor, Tumor control

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          Background: To evaluate the efficacy of topical mitomycin C (MMC) for the treatment of conjunctival tumor in a prospective design. Methods: Nine patients (nine eyes) with conjunctival tumor were studied. The patients received topical MMC 0.04% four times daily by one to six courses. Each course consisted of medication for consecutive 7 days followed by 1 week without medication. Follow-up was conducted on patients for control of disease, and side effects. Results: In 7 patients, the tumor completely disappeared during the mean follow-up period of 24.57 ± 5.94 months (range 18–35 months) with no recurrence. In 1 patient, there was no regression of the tumor, and in 1 patient cessation of the treatment was needed because of an adverse effect of the drug. Conclusion: Topical MMC is effective for the treatment of conjunctival tumor. Longer follow-up and large series are needed to assess the duration of tumor control.

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          Topical mitomycin-C for pagetoid invasion of the conjunctiva by eyelid sebaceous gland carcinoma.

          To evaluate the efficacy of topical mitomycin-C for pagetoid invasion of the conjunctiva by sebaceous gland carcinoma. Prospective noncomparative consecutive interventional case series. All patients received topical 0.04% mitomycin-C four times daily for 1 week followed by 1 week off medication. The treatment cycles were repeated until resolution of the conjunctival malignancy was clinically evident. Four patients with histopathologically proven intraepithelial (pagetoid) invasion of the conjunctiva by sebaceous gland carcinoma were managed with this regimen. The mean patient age was 78 years. Before treatment, the main tumor site included the upper eyelid in two cases and the lower eyelid in two cases. Previous resection of the tumor had been performed elsewhere in three cases over the prior 6 years. At the time of our examination, map biopsies confirmed pagetoid invasion involving 25% to 90% of the conjunctival surface, with bulbar, forniceal, and tarsal conjunctival involvement in all four cases and corneal extension in one case. There was no evidence of deep tumor within the conjunctival stroma or tarsus in any case. After treatment, medication intolerance and early discontinuation occurred in one patient, and continued tumor progression was documented. Of the remaining three patients, chemotherapy was used for a mean of four cycles with complete resolution of the pagetoid invasion, confirmed histopathologically in two cases, and without recurrence in all three cases over 12 months (mean) follow-up. The medication caused moderate temporary local irritation but no serious intraocular or extraocular complications. Preliminary evidence suggests that topical mitomycin-C is effective treatment for pagetoid invasion of the conjunctiva by sebaceous gland carcinoma. Longer follow-up is necessary to assess the duration of tumor control.
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            Topical mitomycin C for extensive, recurrent conjunctival-corneal squamous cell carcinoma11InternetAdvance publication at ajo.com April 15, 2002.

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              Topical mitomycin-C for partially excised conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma.

              To evaluate the efficacy of topical mitomycin-C (MMC) for treatment of postoperative residual conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

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                S. Karger AG
                December 2006
                18 December 2006
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                Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey
                96516 Ophthalmologica 2007;221:14–17
                © 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel

                Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug. Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.

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                : 21 April 2006
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                Figures: 4, Tables: 1, References: 11, Pages: 4
                Original Paper

                Vision sciences,Ophthalmology & Optometry,Pathology
                Conjunctival tumor,Tumor control,Mitomycin C
                Vision sciences, Ophthalmology & Optometry, Pathology
                Conjunctival tumor, Tumor control, Mitomycin C


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