Eyelid Malposition: Unique Scenarios in Cancer Patients

  • Aaron Savar
  • Bita Esmaeli
Part of the M.D. Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology Series book series (MDA, volume 6)


Eyelid malposition in cancer patients encompasses a variety of conditions, including ectropion, entropion, ptosis, eyelid retraction, and eyelid malposition due to periorbital edema. Ectropion is by far the most commonly encountered form of eyelid malposition in cancer patients. In some situations, the eyelid abnormality is the presenting sign of an underlying malignancy, but most often, it is the result of therapeutic interventions for cancer.


Imatinib Mesylate Lower Eyelid Plexiform Neurofibroma Periorbital Edema Eyelid Retraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Head and Neck SurgeryThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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