ASCHER SYNDROME

By Gary M. White, MD


Ascher syndrome is the combination of swelling of the upper lip and recurrent eyelid edema resulting in slack eyelid skin (blepharochalasis). Euthyroid goiter may also occur.

Treatment

The lip swelling and the blepharochalasis may be treated surgically.

References

Recurrent swelling of the eyelids and "double-lip" deformity of his upper lip. DermatologicaSinica March 2015;33, Issue 1, Pages 26–28.

In contrast, this woman has a congenital double lip. J Can Dent Assoc 2004; 70(7):466–8

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