Basal cell carcinoma of the eyelids: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study

John W. Payne, James R. Duke, Robert Butner, David E. Eifrig

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A total of 273 basal cell carcinomas involving the eyelids, treated surgically and confirmed pathologically, were reviewed. This is a disease of the Caucasian race, with no sex predilection. It occurs most frequently in the sixth decade and predominantly involves the lower lids. The clinical diagnosis was correct in 60% of these cases. The surgical procedure in 80% of the cases was simple excision. Exenteration was required in eight patients. Follow-up information was obtained on 209 patients. Complications, excluding recurrences, were noted in 18%. The recurrence rate was 12%. One half of those patients requiring exenteration developed subsequent recurrence. There was a tumor death rate of 2%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-558
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1969

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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