Palpebral cysts, warts and tumours

Surgical excision

The eyelids can be affected by a large number of pathologies ranging from simple warts to tumours (both benign and malignant).

The latter originate in the skin, specialised glandular structures, hair follicles or in the deeper tissues of the eyelids. They are usually identified by their clinical appearance, but a biopsy is always necessary to establish a definitive diagnosis. Lesions can be classified as pigmented or non-pigmented, and benign or malignant depending on their developmental stage. The treatment of choice for tumour pathologies of the eyelid consists of local surgical excision in both benign and malignant lesions, considering that in the latter it is mandatory to leave a 3-mm free margin.

Other conditions, such as warts or fatty cysts, are simpler and quicker to remove. In any case, most of the interventions are performed on an outpatient basis.

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