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DIAGNOSING skin cancer is an important part of general practice, but lesions on the eyelids may be missed until they are of a size that requires extensive surgery.
This lesion is easier to diagnose than most because it has ulcerated, but many basal cell carcinomas in this area do not ulcerate and may be missed.
Excision will require a wedge removal from the inferior eyelid and meticulous approximation of the edges to ensure there are no inturned eyelashes. A careful examination of the eyelids is an integral part of a skin check examination.
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