The treatment of skin carcinomas of the eyelids represents an open question: The objective is to link radical therapy to the conservation of the physiological functions and an adequate aesthetic result. The authors report the results obtained in a series of 53 patients suffering from skin carcinomas of the eyelids, treated by radiotherapy and followed-up in the period 1976-1996. Radiotherapy was performed, in all cases, with contact X- ray therapy and with cup-shaped eye shields. Total doses administered ranged from 50 to 60 Gy. The 60 months cure-rate after the end of the radiotherapy was 91.3%. The final cosmetic results were qualitatively good in 96% of cases and acceptable in 4%. So far, neither complications nor sequelae to the radiological treatment have been observed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Basal-cell carcinoma
- Squamous-cell carcinoma
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