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July 1988

Honeycomb Atrophy on the Right Cheek

Author Affiliations

Hospital Universitario de Caracas, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Arch Dermatol. 1988;124(7):1101-1102. doi:10.1001/archderm.1988.01670070089028

REPORT OF A CASE  We examined a 13-year-old girl with a ten-year history of honeycomb depressions on the right side of her face. These changes began in the middle of the cheekand extended to involve a large area between the ear and the lower lip. The patient denied preceding inflammation. There were no other cutaneous lesions or systemic complaints. There was no family history of a similar condition.On physical examination, the patient showed extensive, unilateral honeycomb scars, irregular in shape, about 1 to 3 mm in depth and 1 to 5 mm in size. The lesions were separated from each other by narrow ridges of normal-appearing skin. There were many small comedones and milia in the depressed areas (Fig 1).A 4-mm punch biopsy specimen was taken from a representative area and is shown in Figs 2 and 3.

HISTOPATHOLOGIC FINDINGS  The biopsy specimen showed

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