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Case report
Rosacea causing unilateral Morbihan syndrome
  1. Saliya Weeraman and
  2. Andrew Birnie
  1. Dermatology, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Canterbury, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Saliya Weeraman; s.weeraman{at}


Morbihan syndrome is a rare entity causing woody induration of the face. There are numerous case reports of bilateral Morbihan syndrome. We present a case of a 46-year-old man with right infra-orbital cheek swelling and symptoms of rosacea who had histology consistent with granulomatous rosacea following debulking surgery. His clinical presentation and investigation findings support a diagnosis of rosacea causing unilateral Morbihan syndrome.

  • dermatology
  • skin
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