Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp 717–721 | Cite as

Localized myxedema on the nasal dorsum in a patient with Graves’ disease: Report of a case

  • F. Akasu
  • K. Takazawa
  • R. Akasu
  • T. Onaya
Case Report


We report the case of a 56-year-old Japanese female with Graves’ disease associated with localized myxedema on the nasal dorsum. The patient developed localized myxedema concomitantly with hyperthyroidism before antithyroid therapy was given. The lesion was totally removed surgically, as it was small and well circumscribed. Although unusual locations of localized myxedema have been reported elsewhere, there is to date no case of localized myxedema on the nasal dorsum without involvement of the pretibial area reported in the literature. We discuss this unique feature of our patient.


Localized myxedema Graves’ disease hyperthyroidism LATS TBII 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Akasu
    • 1
  • K. Takazawa
    • 1
  • R. Akasu
    • 2
  • T. Onaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Third Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Yamanashi Medical SchoolTamahoJapan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Yamanashi Medical SchoolYamanashiJapan

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