Long term follow up of mucous membrane grafting for cicatricial ectropion in Ichthyosis: A case report

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Introduction Ichthyosis is a group of keratinizing diseases characterized by scaly and dry skin. One of the ocular complications associated with ichthyosis is cicatricial ectropion which often results in exposure keratopathy and eventually corneal scarring. Presentation of case In this report we are presenting a 21-year-old female who is known to have ichthyosis-related bilateral lower lid cicatricial ectropion, which was managed with Mucous Membrane Grafting (MMG) six years ago. Discussion Despite the serious complications of ichthyosis-related eyelid malposition such as cicatricial ectropion, until present no single way has been standardized to treat the ectropion in these patients. MMG has been previously described, but up to our knowledge this is the first reported long term follow up of MMG offered for ichthyosis-related cicatricial ectropion. Conclusion We strongly recommend MMG as a promising surgical treatment option offered for ichthyosis patients with cicatricial ectropion providing good outcome and acceptable cosmetic results.

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Alkatan, H. M., Aljebreen, M. A., & Alsuhaibani, A. H. (2017). Long term follow up of mucous membrane grafting for cicatricial ectropion in Ichthyosis: A case report. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 33, 21–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2017.02.008

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