What does an eyelid lump or swelling consultation involve? Is the actual skin lesion check-up involved alone or are there any other types of analyses performed?
First of all your doctor will ask about your medical history and perform a physical examination. The examination includes an inspection of the back of the eyelid and the eye itself also your eyesight may be tested. If the swelling has lasted more than a few weeks, surgery may be recommended in order to remove it. A number of lesions can be readily diagnosed by a clinical examination alone, but after a closer examination with the aid of a microscope, a biopsy may be required to confirm a suspected diagnosis. For small lesions an excisional biopsy (the whole lesion is removed) serves two functions: diagnosis and treatment. For larger lesions an incisional biopsy (only a small piece of the lesion is removed) is undertaken for diagnostic purposes. The lesion is then treated appropriately on the basis of the histopathology report (for which there is a separate charge).
The most important aspect of the consultation is to differentiate malignant from benign lesions. In general, the majority of malignant tumors affecting the eyelids and periocular area are slowly enlarging, destructive lesions that distort or frankly destroy eyelid anatomy. No matter what your lump or swelling is caused by, at our Renew Skin and Health Clinic branch in Kettering you can receive the very best consultations and treatment solutions, thanks to our state-of-the-art-technology and our highly experienced GPs.
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