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

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

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


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.