Chronic periorbital swelling in an elderly man: Quiz case

Celia Chen, Dinesh Selva, Craig James, Shyamala C Huilgol

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    Report of a case

    A 69-year-old man presented with a 5-month history of painless, nonpruritic right-sided periorbital swelling. He was using no systemic or topical medications, and his medical history was noncontributory. In particular, he denied any history of facial flushing, photosensitivity, Raynaud syndrome, muscle weakness, thyroid disease, night sweats, and respiratory or bowel symptoms. Examination revealed nonpitting preseptal edema of the right upper eyelid, which was associated with erythema and induration of the right upper cheek area. The findings of ocular and orbital examination were unremarkable, with normal extraocular movements and no proptosis. Cranial nerve examination revealed subtle right-sided facial weakness (Figure 1). There were no abnormalities of the tongue or oral mucosa.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1075-1075
    Number of pages1
    JournalArchives of Dermatology
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003


    • periorbital swelling
    • dermatology
    • quiz


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