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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 48-52

Eyelid carcinoma: An experience from a tertiary cancer center

1 Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Medicare Hospital, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Shivakumar Thiagarajan
Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_559_18

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Context: Eyelid carcinoma is rare tumors of the head and neck. They are rarely lethal but can be associated with significant morbidity if not treated early and appropriately. There are limited data available from world over and in particular the Indian subcontinent regarding eyelid carcinoma and its prognostic factors influencing treatment outcomes. Setting and Design:Retrospective study of patients treated in a tertiary cancer center between 2005 and 2016. Methodology: In this study, 51 patients with eyelid carcinoma treated at single tertiary cancer center were included. The demographic, clinical data, which includes the treatment received, histopathology report and follow–up, were recorded. All the relevant variables influencing disease-free survival (DFS) were analyzed. Results: Sebaceous carcinoma was the most common eyelid carcinoma followed by squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma in descending order in this series. Lower eyelid was involved most often. The incidence of nodal metastasis was low (14%). Multivariate analysis revealed that margin status influenced the DFS (P= 0.001) (hazard ratios = 15.9 [95% confidence interval: 1.8–135.2]). The 5 years' DFS was 70%. Conclusion: Eyelid tumors are less common cancer with good prognosis if treated appropriately. The morbidity associated with treatment can be reduced if treated early.

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