Basal cell carcinoma of the eyelid margin: Dermoscopic clues in a case series

Dermatol Ther. 2021 Jul;34(4):e15006. doi: 10.1111/dth.15006. Epub 2021 Jun 2.


Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) can sometimes affect the eyelids and in particular the eyelid margin, where it can often be misdiagnosed, mimicking other benign, more common diseases. Dermoscopy may provide additional diagnostic criteria for an earlier diagnosis of eyelid margin BCC, although the dermoscopic features of BCC affecting this anatomical site have seldom been reported. We highlight the peculiar presence of linear vessels perpendicular to the eyelid margin in BCCs of the eyelid margin. Our article represents the first report of these dermoscopic findings in a series of BCCs of the eyelid margin.

Keywords: basal cell carcinoma; dermoscopy; diagnosis; eyelid margin; pattern.

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell* / diagnostic imaging
  • Dermoscopy
  • Eyelids / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Margins of Excision
  • Skin Neoplasms* / diagnostic imaging