What is the definition of Ascher Syndrome?

Ascher syndrome is a rare condition characterized by a combination of episodic edemea or swelling of the eyelids (blepharochalasia), double lip, and nontoxic thyroid enlargement (goiter). The underlying cause of this condition is unknown. Most cases are sporadic, but familial cases suggestive of autosomal dominant inheritance have also been reported. The condition is often undiagnosed due to its rarity. Treatment may include surgical excision of the double lip and/or surgery for eyelid edema. 

What are the alternative names for Ascher Syndrome?

  • Double upper lip, blepharochalasis and enlargement of the thyroid
  • Ascher's syndrome
  • Blepharochalasis - double lip
  • Blepharochalasis and double lip
  • Blepharochalasis-double lip syndrome

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