Radiotherapy of carcinomas of the eyelids

M. Caccialanza, R. Piccinno, L. Gnecchi, C. Colonna, M. Beretta

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-72
Number of pages6
JournalSkin Cancer
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Basal-cell carcinoma
  • Eyelids
  • Radiotherapy
  • Squamous-cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Oncology


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