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European Journal of Plastic Surgery

, Volume 21, Issue 7, pp 370–373 | Cite as

Double lip in a patient with Ascher’s syndrome

  • U. Beinhoff
  • H. Piza-Katzer
CASE REPORT

Abstract 

Ascher’s syndrome is a rare disease which was first described by Ascher [1], an ophthalmologist from Prague, in 1920. His careful examinations of mostly young patients brought to light three more or less consistently associated abnormalities: double upper lip, blepharochalasis and enlargement of the thyroid. Of the patients with congenital double upper lip reported in the literature [1–15], about 50% presented with Ascher’s syndrome. To date, just over 100 cases have been described. As with other syndromes, one or the other abnormality may predominate or be absent. A case of a patient with double lip and blepharochalasis is presented.

Key words Double upper lip Blepharochalasis Ascher’s syndrome 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Beinhoff
    • 1
  • H. Piza-Katzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien - Lainz, Wolkersbergenstrasse 1, A-1130 Wien, Austria Tel.: +43-1-80110-2650; Fax: +43-1-80110-2719AT

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