International Ophthalmology

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 301–303

Incomplete Gardner’s syndrome with blepharoptosis as the first symptom

  • Irini P. Chatziralli
  • Leonidas Papazisis
  • Theodoros N. Sergentanis
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10792-013-9772-0

Cite this article as:
Chatziralli, I.P., Papazisis, L. & Sergentanis, T.N. Int Ophthalmol (2014) 34: 301. doi:10.1007/s10792-013-9772-0


Gardner’s syndrome (GS) is an autosomal dominant form of polyposis characterized by the presence of multiple polyps in the colon together with osseous tumors and soft-tissue tumors, such as epidermoid cysts and lipomas. An osteoma is a benign, osteogenic tumor and may be sporadic or related to GS. Here, we present a patient with a giant sino-orbital osteoma and blepharoptosis as the only symptom of incomplete GS. A 74-year-old woman, with no previous history of trauma or ophthalmic surgery, presented with a 2 years history of right blepharoptosis without diplopia. The results of slit-lamp and fundoscopic examination were normal. Computed tomography showed a giant sino-orbital osteoma. With suspicion for GS, we thoroughly examined the patient and found no soft-tissue tumors. Fifteen years ago, the patient, who had a family history of colonic polyposis, underwent right colectomy and chemotherapy for adenocarcinoma. We report a case of incomplete GS with blepharoptosis as the first symptom.


BlepharoptosisOsteomaGardner syndromeSino-orbital

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irini P. Chatziralli
    • 1
    • 3
  • Leonidas Papazisis
    • 1
  • Theodoros N. Sergentanis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyVeroia General HospitalVeroiaGreece
  2. 2.School of MedicineNational University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.AthensGreece