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Miliary osteoma cutis of the face: treatment with the needle microincision-extirpation method.

Abstract

Multiple miliary osteoma cutis of the face represents primary extra-skeletal bone formation that arises within the skin of the face. Multiple miliary osteoma cutis of the face is a rare complication of chronic inflammatory acne vulgaris and has invasive and non-invasive treatment alternatives different from acne vulgaris. Invasive techniques should be simple, easy, and inexpensive, with minimal risk of scarring and pigmentation. We used a needle microincision-extirpation technique in a patient with multiple miliary osteoma cutis unresponsive to non-invasive treatment modalities. Skin overlying the papules was incised with a needle and then the calcificated papules were extirpated by using a small curettage device. Lesions were left to secondary healing. Results were quite good and cosmetically acceptable.

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    Department of Dermatology, Uludag University Medical Faculty, Bursa, Turkey.

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    MeSH

    Acne Vulgaris
    Face
    Facial Dermatoses
    Female
    Humans
    Middle Aged
    Minor Surgical Procedures
    Needles
    Ossification, Heterotopic

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    17671887

    Citation

    Baskan, Emel Bulbul, et al. "Miliary Osteoma Cutis of the Face: Treatment With the Needle Microincision-extirpation Method." The Journal of Dermatological Treatment, vol. 18, no. 4, 2007, pp. 252-4.
    Baskan EB, Turan H, Tunali S, et al. Miliary osteoma cutis of the face: treatment with the needle microincision-extirpation method. J Dermatolog Treat. 2007;18(4):252-4.
    Baskan, E. B., Turan, H., Tunali, S., Toker, S. C., Adim, S. B., & Bolca, N. (2007). Miliary osteoma cutis of the face: treatment with the needle microincision-extirpation method. The Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 18(4), pp. 252-4.
    Baskan EB, et al. Miliary Osteoma Cutis of the Face: Treatment With the Needle Microincision-extirpation Method. J Dermatolog Treat. 2007;18(4):252-4. PubMed PMID: 17671887.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Miliary osteoma cutis of the face: treatment with the needle microincision-extirpation method. AU - Baskan,Emel Bulbul, AU - Turan,Hakan, AU - Tunali,Sukran, AU - Toker,Semra Cikman, AU - Adim,Saduman Balaban, AU - Bolca,Naile, PY - 2007/8/3/pubmed PY - 2007/10/10/medline PY - 2007/8/3/entrez SP - 252 EP - 4 JF - The Journal of dermatological treatment JO - J Dermatolog Treat VL - 18 IS - 4 N2 - Multiple miliary osteoma cutis of the face represents primary extra-skeletal bone formation that arises within the skin of the face. Multiple miliary osteoma cutis of the face is a rare complication of chronic inflammatory acne vulgaris and has invasive and non-invasive treatment alternatives different from acne vulgaris. Invasive techniques should be simple, easy, and inexpensive, with minimal risk of scarring and pigmentation. We used a needle microincision-extirpation technique in a patient with multiple miliary osteoma cutis unresponsive to non-invasive treatment modalities. Skin overlying the papules was incised with a needle and then the calcificated papules were extirpated by using a small curettage device. Lesions were left to secondary healing. Results were quite good and cosmetically acceptable. SN - 0954-6634 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17671887/Miliary_osteoma_cutis_of_the_face:_treatment_with_the_needle_microincision_extirpation_method_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09546630701287878 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -