Aschers syndrome

Synonym(s)

Ascher syndrome; double lip and nontoxic thyroid enlargement syndrome; strumadouble lips syndrome; thyroid blepharoch-alasis syndrome; Fuchs' syndrome III; Laffer-Ascher syndrome

Definition

Disorder consisting of blepharochalasis, double lip, and non-toxic goiter

Pathogenesis

Unknown

Clinical manifestation

Blepharochalasis (excessive upper lid skin); duplication of the upper lip; euthyroid goiter

Differential diagnosis

Grave's disease; angioedema

Therapy

Surgical correction of excess eyelid skin and lip

References

Sanchez MR, Lee M, Moy JA, Ostreicher R (1993) Ascher syndrome: a mimicker of acquired angioedema. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 29(4):650-65i

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