Calcified acne lesions-miliary osteoma cutis
Nasal obstruction and discharge. Incidental finding on CT scan of the paranasal sinuses.
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Multiple cutaneous calcific foci are seen at both cheeks and forehead.
Bilateral maxillary, anterior ethmoid and frontal sinusitis.
Mild bowing of the nasal septum to the left side.
Hypetrophy of the left inferior nasal turbinate.
Clear right concha bullosa.
The patient has a history of longstanding acne vulgaris.
Miliary osteoma cutis-calcified acne lesions is a type of dystrophic calcifications which occur usually in degenerated tissue and hypertrophic scarring of acne lesions. They usually vary in shape, size and density at the cheeks and forehead.
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