Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelids

Marcos T. Doxanas, W. Jackson Iliff, Nicholas T. Iliff, W. Richard Green

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

28 Scopus citations


A clinicopathologic study of 31 squamous cell carcinomas of the eyelid was conducted. The tumor was encountered less frequently than in previous reports, due largely to the refinement of the pathologic diagnosis. Eighteen cases originally diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma were eliminated because the diagnoses were changed to sebaceous gland carcinoma (10), basal cell carcinoma (4), seborrheic keratosis (2), inverted follicular keratosis (1), and papillama (1). One of our 31 patients experienced tumor metastasis and tumor-related mortality. Despite the low incidence of metastasis, management recommendations include complete surgical excision using intraoperative frozen-section monitoring of the surgical margins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-541
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1987


  • basal cell carcinoma
  • frozen-section monitoring
  • sebaceous gland carcinoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma of eyelids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


Dive into the research topics of 'Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelids'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this