Challenging eyelid reconstruction in malignancies: Case reports

Yunia Irawati, Carennia Paramita, Hisar Daniel

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Eye is one of the most crucial organs in need of protection. The most important function of eyelids is designed to protect the eyeball. Despite their small and thin surface area, they are among the most sunlight-exposed area of skins, hence, it is prone to develop eyelid tumors. As the malignant tumors have the tendency of growing aggressively and have a high mortality, we have to meticulously remove the lesion along with its surrounding tissue, if needed, to ensure the clearance of tumor margin. To strike a suitable outcome between the cosmetic and function after tumor removal is a quite challenging task. Compromise on aesthetics and eyelids’ indispensable function of protecting the eyes during management, may lead to unfavorable cosmetic deformity and loss of vision. Therefore, it is imperative that wise selection of appropriate techniques be discussed and managed accordingly. In this article, the authors reported two case scenarios of eyelid reconstruction which was performed to show the management of full-thickness defect after removal of the malignant neoplasms. Skin flaps and graft technique used to reconstruct the eyelid in each patient was different to emphasize that eyelid malignancies require an individualized management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102987
JournalAnnals of Medicine and Surgery
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • Eyelid malignancies
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Full-thickness defect
  • Skin flaps
  • Skin graft


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