Curr Health Sci J, vol. 46, no. 3, 2020

Analysis of Tumour Related Data and Clinical Features o Eyelid Carcinomas

[Original Paper]

I.M. MERCU(1), L.C. ILIA(1), C.A. TANASIE(1), M. IONESCU(2), R. MERCU(3), V. PIRVANESCU(3), M.E. CIUREA(3)


(1)Department of Ophthalmology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(3)Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Almost 10% of worldwide skin cancers are located at the eyelid level. In European countries, malign eyelid tumours are mostly represented by basal and squamous cell carcinomas, and usually affect elderly patients. In order to study the clinical features of eyelid tumours, and potential correlations between tumour parameters, we have enrolled a cohort of 98 subjects from a south-western region of Romania. Our study confirmed the majority of results from other European studies, as basal cell carcinoma was the most frequent malign form, being diagnosed for more than 85% of patients with declared prolonged sun exposure; tumours were mostly located on the superior eyelid, especially for males, and may present slow progression rates. We have identified significant correlations only between the tumour stage and symptoms’ duration, and also between the tumour stage and smoking habit, for females.


Keywords:
Eyelid tumour, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, skin cancer



Corresponding:
Mihaela Ionescu, Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, e-mail: mihaela.ionescu@umfcv.ro


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.46.03.02 - Download PDF