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Eyelid Tumors

What are eyelid tumors?

Eyelid tumors are not uncommon and can be benign or malignant. When needed, biopsy is commonly performed during your initial consultation with Dr. Fante under local anesthesia in the office.  Once a diagnosis is established, definitive treatment can be planned.

Most eyelid tumors and lesions are benign.  The most common benign entities include tumors of the sweat glands, oil glands, eyelash follicles, and skin elements. The most common malignant (cancerous) eyelid tumors include basal cell carcinoma, sebaceous carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.

What can I expect during treatment?

Treatment usually includes complete excision with frozen section or Mohs surgery to be certain that it has been completely removed.  This is followed by reconstructive surgery, usually on the same day. After healing, the repaired eyelid often looks and works so well that it is indistinguishable from the other side.

Schedule a consultation

If you are interested in treatment for an eyelid tumor, contact our Denver office today! Call (303) 839-1616 to schedule a consultation with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Fante.