A lady came with complaints of a bluish lesion over the left side of the forehead and left eye. An irregular bluish lesion in the left superior conjunctiva and forehead is seen. What is the diagnosis?
Nevus of Ota
Nevus of Ito
Ans: A. Nevus of Ota
- Here irregular bluish lesion in left superior conjunctiva in female patient = Most probable diagnosis = Nevus of Ota.
Nevus of Ota:
- More common in females.
- Asian and African-American patients
- Present at birth or appears in infancy.
- More prominent slate grey hyperpigmentation –
- Due to dermal melanocytes and brownish epidermal pigmentation.
- Distribution along with the maxillary division of trigeminal nerve.
- Pigmentation of sclera (slate gray) & conjunctiva (brown) present.
- Patchy involvement of conjunctiva, hard palate, pharynx, nasal mucosa, buccal mucosa, or tympanic membrane occurs.