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“Nodule” or warts for the century – nothing more than a cosmetic defect, some think. This is so if the education is benign, does not grow and does not pose a health hazard. But how do you distinguish between “harmless” papilloma and cancerous basalemia? The risk of the formation of various tumors, seals, warts increases with age. Therefore, once again, it will not prevent you to look carefully at your own centuries in order to see a dangerous birthmark on time.
Why education has appeared for centuries
Most of the formations appearing on the eyelids are benign. There are also malignant (cancerous) tumors and intermediate (locally-destructive) formations. Different tumors on the eyelids appear with age: for example, papillomas similar to cauliflower or genital warts that look like a gray-yellow or brown spot begin to appear in people after 50 years of age and older. Some tumors of the eyelid, such as hemangiomas, appear in the newborn or childhood and look like a swollen eyelid in the baby.
Malignant formations on the eyelids are most often a consequence of chronic diseases of the eyes, injuries, long-term unhealing jaws, etc. To the development of a tumor of the century can lead blepharitis – a poorly manageable inflammatory disease of the edges of the century. Also, on the formation of cancerous tumors the age is affected by heredity, some diseases and forms on the skin, such as pigmented xerodermas and pigment nevus. Prolonged insolation – that is, irradiation with sunlight – can become the cause of the tumor of the century.
Malignant and benign tumors: how to distinguish
The most common benign formations of the eyelids are papillomas, senile warts, adenomas, various nevus (mumps), hemangiomas, fibromas, lipomas. In elderly people, cysts often appear, they are located between eyelashes, transparent and filled with liquid. Such cysts are formed because of the delay in secretion in the sweat glands of the mall and at the opening of the cyst quickly heal. Malignant formations include carcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma. The most commonly occurring carcinoma is squamous and basal-cellular (growing from the skin of the epidermis) formation.
Tumors of the eyelid: what to do and how to avoid cancer development
Often the degeneration of education from benign to malignant begins after an injury of a warts or papillomas of the eyelids. Therefore, if you have benign qualities on the eyelids, the doctor may advise them to be removed. Cryo-destruction, laser evaporation – are modern and fast methods for the removal of formations, which will help to quickly get rid of such cosmetic defects. It is important to know that the effectiveness of treatment depends on early diagnosis of cancer. Therefore, if you feel a sense of discomfort or soreness in the mole, wart, etc. on the eyelids or near the age, then do not delay your visit to an ophthalmologist or an oncologist.
Also urgently show the doctor if the formation of the century has changed the color, size, has become bleeding or does not heal after injury. And, of course, at the first appearance of any formations on the eyelids (or on any part of the skin), it is immediately necessary to consult with a specialist. In order to avoid the development of cancerous eyelids, it is important to treat inflammatory processes in the eyes and eyelids in a timely manner, to avoid injuries, to trust the removal of cysts, warts and even the treatment of “harmless” barley only to a specialist.