Benign Eyelid Lesions
Benign lesions are lumps or bumps such as moles, cysts, skin tags, which are mostly benign / not suspected of sinister change.
Why does my lesion need to be excised?
Although some lesions do not cause problems, you may want to have them removed for functional reasons, for diagnostic purposes and some may appear unsightly. Surgery is recommended to remove skin lesions that show any signs of turning cancerous.
What type of biopsy of the eyelid lesion can be done?
A shave biopsy will remove mostly the protruding part of the lesion, leaving the skin relatively flat after the procedure.
A punch biopsy is done with a 2 mm to 6 mm size circular blade. This blade is attached to a pencil-like handle, and is rotated down removing a cylindrical core of tissue.
In an incisional biopsy removes part of the lesion rather than the whole thing (mostly for diagnostic purposes before planning the definitive procedure). A punch biopsy is also an incisional biopsy.
If the incision made includes the entire lesion it is defined as an excisional biopsy. Sometimes not only the affected skin, but part of the normal skin is removed to show