Diagnosis and Treatment of Eyelid Tumors
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Small benign eyelid nevus (mole) in a 6 year old child


Eyelid Tumors

nevus

papilloma

cysts

basal cell carcinoma

sebaceous gland carcinoma

others

General
Eyelid tumors are not uncommon and can be benign or malignant.

The most common malignant eyelid tumors include basal cell carcinoma, sebaceous gland carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.

Diagnosis
The diagnosis of an eyelid tumor is best made on clinical examination by a clinician experienced with eyelid cancers and simulating tumors.

Photographic confirmation is important.

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging may be helpful in outlining orbital extension with advanced tumors. 

Treatment
The treatment options for eyelid tumors vary according to the tumor and include observation, incisional biopsy, excisional biospy, eyelid reconstruction, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and exenteration.




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