Skin Cancer Treatment: Eyelid
When skin cancer affects the eyelids the outcome may be devastating. The eyelids function in opening and closing of the eyes. Blinking keeps the eyes moist and protects the eyes from dust and elements. It is therefore of vital importance to keep the position and function of the eyelids intact when reconstructing defects of and around the eyelids.
Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Left Medial Eyelid
Patient is a 52-year-old female with a basal cell carcinoma of the left medial eyelid. This was resected with Mohs surgical excision. She also had another suspicious lesion along the same area. Patient was referred to Dr. Zandifar for re-construction. A special advancement flap was used in order to avoid moving the suspicious area until an appropriate diagnosis could be made. This flap also allowed for maintenance of eyelid movement and position. Here 6 weeks after surgery the scars are almost completely healed and not noticeable.
Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Left Lateral Eyelid
Patient is a 58 year old female who had a basal cell carcinoma of the left lateral eyelid removed via Mohs excision. She was referred to Dr. Zandifar for re-construction. Reconstruction of the eyelid lesions is difficult because it can cause change in the eyelid position and inability of the eye to close. In this case patient’s defect was closed in a manner to allow for the scar to hide within the wrinkles around the eye and to keep the shape of the eyelid.