Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma lower eyelid – edge of the
eyelid – conjunctiva – cornea.
Malignant and metastasizing tumour of the skin and the
It develops from a pre-stage (carcinoma in situ) and
occurs often at mucous membrane and at the change-over
from skin to mucous membrane (edge of the eyelid-
conjunctiva – eye).
Divers rays, carcinogenic substances, papilloma virus
and skin alterations which are chronically phlogistic
play a decisive role in the development of a squamous
A variant is the spino-cellular carcinoma which also
grows relatively fast, ulcerating and similar to warts.
It destroys soft tissues, cartilage and bones. It
metastasizes into regional lymph nodes and later into
other vital parts.
The prognosis depends on the position, bigness, depth
and the degree of differentiation of the tumour.
In the region of the eyelids and the eyes, a longsome
redness or irritation which is resistant to therapy,
ought to be examined by an ophthalmologist. A histological analysis should also be included.
After a squamous cell carcinoma is histological
confirmed, one has to begin a local surgery. Further the
total body has to be examined concerning metastases. In
the case of a positive verification of metastases a
systemic therapy has to follow.