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Elephantoid oedema of the eyelids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15196162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe a male patient with rosacea who had a 2-year history of persistent bilateral oedema of the eyelids, leading to an elephantoid condition with blepharoptosis. An upper eyelid blepharoplasty was performed, but swelling progressively recurred over a few months. Based on the case history, clinical appearance and histological findings, rosaceous lymphoedema was considered to be the diagnosis. The latter is a bilateral, solid oedema of the mid-third of the face, regarded as a rare complication of rosacea. It is thought to occur as a result of chronic inflammation and lymphatic stasis, but its exact aethiopathogenesis remains elusive. Predominant eyelid involvement, causing severe visual impairment as in our patient, is unique.
Authors:
A V Marzano; P Vezzoli; E Alessi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0926-9959     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-15     Completed Date:  2004-10-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Dermatological Sciences of the University of Milan and IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore of Milan, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Blepharoplasty
Diagnosis, Differential
Eyelid Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Humans
Lymphedema / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Male
Recurrence
Rosacea / complications*,  pathology

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