Tumors of the eyelids as well as in any other place on the body must be considered seriously. The most common tumors found are benign ones (such as cysts, wards and inflammatory changes) and can be treated by simple medications or surgeries. Unfortunately in some cases the changes may have a malignant character. Apart from the fact that some types of cancer can spread to the surrounding and remote areas when found too late these tumors found on the delicate and sensitive areas such as the eyelids and the area around the eyes, require removal with special care catering for the surrounding area of the skin and all the other structures in order to preserve both the proper function of the eyelid and the aesthetic appearance of the patient.
Among the most common malignant tumors that require surgery are the basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinoma or less frequently the melanoma. Tumor resection is performed under local anesthesia; the first control is most often scheduled after seven days when the patient can safely to return to daily activities.