Monday, January 25, 2010


This week's theme is outpatient complaints with Greek disease names.

This lesion first presented with eyelid swelling and erythema but now it is a painless, rubbery nodule. The patient's past medical history is significant for rosacea.

Challenge: What is it?

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Suheil said...


Craig Chen said...

yep! nice job

Chalazion is hailstone in Greek and is a chronic inflammatory lesion from an obstructed Zeis or meibomian tear gland of the eyelid. Associated conditions include rosacea and eyelid margin blepharitis; it can also develop after a hordeolum scars. Treatment includes warm compresses.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.