Calcified acne lesions-miliary osteoma cutis

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Nasal obstruction and discharge. Incidental finding on CT scan of the paranasal sinuses.

Patient Data

Age: 28-year-old
Gender: Male

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.

Case Discussion

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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Case information

rID: 44050
Case created: 4th Apr 2016
Last edited: 5th Apr 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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