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J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Nov;23(6):e570-1. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31825dabec.

Management of an unusual presentation of Ascher syndrome.

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  • 1Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Service Federal University of Bahia, Bahia, Brazil.


Ascher syndrome is defined by the association between double lip, blepharochalasis, and nontoxic goiter. Because it is a rare disease, it is most often misdiagnosed, despite its implications for quality of life. We report a variation of an incomplete type of Ascher syndrome affecting the upper lip, upper eyelids, and lateral canthi of a young male patient. The surgical management, follow-up, and a brief overview of the syndrome are described. The results presented show an aesthetic and functional improvement of the facial deformities.

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