Though angioma is usually a benign tumor, it sometimes degenerates into a malignant growth, and surgical intervention is necessary.
In about 65 per cent of the cases angioma is located on the face and therefore is mutilating. The second peculiarity of angioma is that it occurs in childhood in 80 per cent of the cases. Both these circumstances limit the method of treatment.
Naturally, angioma of the face has not only an indirect but a direct relation to the organ of sight. The statistical data of Maas (cited by Michel1) showed that the face in general was involved in 104 instances (81.5 per cent) and the eyelids in particular in 12 instances.
Holdin2 stated (data from the Oncologic Institute, Leningrad) that angioma of the face occurred in 175 of 261 cases (67 per cent), in 16 per cent (28 cases) of which the eyelids were affected.
MALKIN B. TREATMENT OF ANGIOMA OF THE EYELID BY INJECTION OF SCLEROSING SOLUTIONS. Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(4):578–584. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840220036003
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