A ten-year hospital survey of eyelid cancer

Aust J Ophthalmol. 1984 May;12(2):121-7.


Two hundred and four cases of malignant eyelid tumours, managed at the Concord Hospital, were reviewed. These cases spanned a ten-year period between 1973 and 1982 and all were treated surgically. The nature of each tumour was confirmed by histopathological examination. Included in this review were the site of the tumour, the tumour pathology, the surgical management, the type of surgeon involved, the ocular complications, the management of recurrences and any mortality. The importance of preventing recurrences by adequate initial surgery with frozen section control is emphasized.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / surgery*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery*
  • Eyelid Neoplasms / pathology
  • Eyelid Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Eyelids / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meibomian Glands / surgery
  • Melanoma / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications / mortality