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Eyelid Lesions

  • Bryan J. WinnEmail author
  • Christine Zemsky
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Abstract

The presence of an eyelid lesion is a common patient complaint. Most are benign masses of limited clinical significance; however, some are potentially life-threatening and, to further complicate matters, may have subtle and underwhelming presentations. These facts and the proximity to the eye create significant anxiety among patients and clinicians alike. The following paragraphs are meant to introduce the clinician to the most common and most clinically important benign and malignant eyelid lesions in terms of demographics, risk factors, clinical presentation, work-up, treatment, and prognosis. The photographs, by and large, represent classic presentations. As with all disease entities, atypical presentations are not uncommon. Even seasoned clinicians at times may misdiagnose these eyelid lesions based on presentation and appearance alone, further stressing the importance of histopathologic confirmation of all excised tissues.

Keywords

Eyelid lesions Lesions of the eyelid Chalazion Hordeolum Eyelid abscesses Xanthelasma Molluscum contagiosum Apocrine hidrocystomas Seborrheic keratosis Squamous papillomas Cherry hemangiomas Melanocytic nevi Basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid Squamous cell carcinoma of the eyelid Melanoma of the eyelid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Columbia University Irving Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology, Edward S. Harkness Eye InstituteColumbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyColumbia University Irving Medical Center, Edward S. Harkness Eye InstituteNew YorkUSA

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