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Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

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SOARES, Luis Henrique Schneider et al. Malignant eyelid tumors. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2001, vol.64, n.4, pp.287-289. ISSN 1678-2925.

Purposes: To study the incidence of eyelid malignant tumors in the Banco de Olhos Hospital of Porto Alegre from 1985 to 1997. Methods: We retrospectivelly analyzed clinical archives and in this study all cases of malignant eyelid tumors with histopathologic examination were included. Results: We found 54 eyelid tumors: 75.92% basal cell, 12.96% squamous cell, 7.40% melanoma, 1.85% undifferentiated carcinoma and 1.85% lentigo maligna. The majority of the patients was over 40 years old, 50% were male and 50% female. The diagnosis was confirmed in all cases through histopathologic examination. Conclusions: Basal cell carcinoma was the most frequent eyelid malignancy followed by squamous cell carcinoma. Melanoma was the third most frequently found tumor in our study.

Keywords : Carcinoma; basal cell; Eyelid neoplasms; Carcinoma; squamous cell; Tumor; Incidence.

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