Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 464–467 | Cite as

Eyelid Thickening and Ptosis Associated with Pachydermoperiostosis: A Case Report and Review of Literature

  • Jingwen Ding
  • Bin Li
  • Tao Chen
  • Lei Hao
  • Dongmei Li
Case Report Experimental/Special Topics


The case of a 27-year-old Chinese patient with bilateral eyelid thickening and ptosis secondary to the rare condition of pachydermoperiostosis is presented. Surgical treatment was performed by horizontal tightening via a full-thickness wedge resection combined with levator shortening and advancement. Satisfactory aesthetic and functional results were achieved. The histopathology of eyelid tissue showed sebaceous gland hyperplasia and chronic inflammatory response.

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Pachydermoperiostosis Primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy Ptosis Clubbing 



This report was supported by a grant from the Beijing Natural Science Foundation (7102032).

Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingwen Ding
    • 1
  • Bin Li
    • 1
  • Tao Chen
    • 1
  • Lei Hao
    • 1
  • Dongmei Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Tongren Eye CenterBeijing Tongren Hospital, Beijing Ophthalmology & Visual Science Key Lab, Capital Medical UniversityBeijingChina

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