An eyelid papilloma is any lesion on the eyelid that is papillomatous, that is, of smooth, rounded, or pedunculated elevation.
The lesion that most commonly fits this description is a benign squamous papilloma. However, it is possible that other benign eyelid lesions may take on the same appearance, as well as malignant skin lesions, especially squamous carcinoma. Malignant eyelid skin conditions are covered in other articles; this article outlines benign skin lesions.
Squamous papilloma is a benign tumor of epithelial origin.
Squamous papilloma is the most common benign lesion of the eyelid.
No known differences in race presentation or frequency exist.
No difference in occurrence exists between the sexes.
Frequency increases steadily with age, but they may occur at any age and are seen most frequently in patients older than 30 years.
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