Elephantoid oedema of the eyelids.

@article{Marzano2004ElephantoidOO,
  title={Elephantoid oedema of the eyelids.},
  author={Angelo Valerio Marzano and Pamela Vezzoli and Elvio Alessi},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={459-62}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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