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This abnormality is referred to as sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid and can be cured by sebaceous carcinoma surgery.
Sebaceous carcinoma is a rare form of skin cancer that develops in the sebaceous glands of the skin. It can be very dangerous, because it can metastasize to other organs of the body. The sebaceous glands are the glands that function to keep the skin and the eye moist and these are present in greater amount around the eyes. That's why most of thesebaceous gland carcinomas develop on the eyelids. Also, this growth has more chances of occurring in the upper eyelid due to greater abundance of meibomian glands (a special kind of sebaceous glands at the rim of the eyelids).
A number of treatment options (surgical and non-surgical) are available for treatment of this disease. The frozen section pathological analysis allows very thin sections of the skin tissue to be prepared after excising and freezing the sample to -20 to -30 °C. A gel like medium is used to fix and freeze the specimen before making very thin sections and subsequently staining them and viewing under microscope.
Mohs micrographic surgery involves removing skin containing cancer layer by layer and microscopic analysis of each layer until no more tumor can be observed in the cells. This technique ensures maximal removal of cancer and minimum loss of normal skin.
In laser therapy, specific kind of laser can be used for the removal of skin or laser can be targeted at the cancer cells to shrink or destroy them and thus helping in relieving symptoms of the cancer. Although it can be used alone, it is usually applied in combination with other treatments.
Radiation treatment of sebaceous gland carcinoma requires no use of anesthesia and directs X-ray beams at the cancer cells. This technique is preferred when surgical method is not preferable, and involves multiple treatments per week. However, radiation therapy has radiation risks associated with it so may cause other problems.
Another procedure, cryodestruction may be preferred for some patients of sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelid. The technique is based on freezing the tissue (e.g. Using liquid nitrogen) to bring about the destruction of the tumor cells without having to use anesthetics. Repetition of the procedure is performed to ensure complete destruction of tumor cells. The cure rate of this technique, however, is generally lower than surgical methods. Top of Form
Recovery is linked to the type of treatment applied for sebaceous gland carcinoma therapy and is also dependent on some other factors like the size of skin removed by surgery. Certain precautions may be recommended during the recovery process.
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It can be stressful and painful to suffer from any lesions around your eyes. In such cases, consulting a specialist immediately must be your first step. Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery can make sure that the sebaceous carcinoma on your eyelid is removed and your appearance restored to normal.
It is no doubt a daunting experience to be told that you have a malignant tumor. Your first concern about undergoing surgery would naturally be the cost of if the procedure. The cost of sebaceous carcinoma eyelid surgery depends on many factors, among which one of them is the type of surgery you require. Please rest assured that in India, extremely high quality medical care is available at relatively lower costs compared to other countries.
At The Esthetic Clinic, we are deeply committed to providing you with high quality care during your surgery and recovery period. Our leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Debra Shome, is one of the leading oculoplastic surgeons in the world. With the best equipment, and latest available techniques, we make sure that your surgery is completely safe and effective.
The Esthetic Clinic is a highly specialised medical centre which focuses on all kinds of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Our medical head and founder, Dr. Debraj Shome, has a very high surgical success rate when it comes to eyelid surgery and tumour removal. You can rest assured that at The Esthetic Clinic, you will receive expert attention and excellent care.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.