Miliary osteoma cutis of the face: Treatment with the needle microincision-extirpation method

Baskan E. B. , Turan H., Tunali S., Toker S. C. , Adim S. B. , Bolca N.

JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT, vol.18, no.4, pp.252-254, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09546630701287878
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.252-254
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Multiple miliary osteoma cutis of the face represents primary extra-skeletal bone formation that arises within the skin of the face. Multiple miliary osteoma cutis of the face is a rare complication of chronic inflammatory acne vulgaris and has invasive and non-invasive treatment alternatives different from acne vulgaris. Invasive techniques should be simple, easy, and inexpensive, with minimal risk of scarring and pigmentation. We used a needle microincision-extirpation technique in a patient with multiple miliary osteoma cutis unresponsive to non-invasive treatment modalities. Skin overlying the papules was incised with a needle and then the calcificated papules were extirpated by using a small curettage device. Lesions were left to secondary healing. Results were quite good and cosmetically acceptable.