Ptosis caused by pachydermoperiostosis

Arinci A., Tumerdem B., Karan M., Erten N., Buyukbabani N.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.49, ss.322-325, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00000637-200209000-00015
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.322-325


A 39-year-old man with pachydermoperiostosis is presented. He had enlarged, thickened upper eyelids that made it difficult for him to open his eyes. Eyelid correction was performed by resecting the excessive skin and orbicularis muscle in a fusiform shape and shortening the levator aponeurosis by plication. A wedge resection of the lateral third of the upper lid shortened the horizontal width and also changed the unpleasant fan shape to a better shape, with a natural curvature of the lid. The authors also performed a 5-mm transconjunctival tarsectomy. Visual impairment was corrected with a satisfactory aesthetic outcome.