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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 42, n° 5P2
pages 872-874 (mai 2000)
Doi : 10.1016/S0190-9622(00)90258-5
Solid facial edema preceding a diagnosis of retro-orbital B-cell lymphoma

Laryssa R. Dragan, MDa, Joseph M. Baron, MDb, Scott Stern, MDc, James C. Shaw, MDa
Chicago, Illinois 
From the Section of Dermatology,a Section of Hematology and Oncology,b and Department of Medicine,c University of Chicago 


Persistent solid facial edema is a rare condition of unknown cause. Although acute facial edema has been associated with numerous disease processes such as infections, neoplasms, immune disorders, inflammation, neuropathic processes, drugs, mechanical obstructions, and trauma, solid facial edema has most often been associated with acne vulgaris. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of solid facial edema preceding a diagnosis of a subcutaneous scalp and orbital/periorbital B-cell lymphoma. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;42:872-4.)

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