International Ophthalmology

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 307–309 | Cite as

Periorbital necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum: case report

  • Selcuk Sizmaz
  • Aysel Pelit
  • Filiz Bolat
  • Ilhan Tuncer
  • Yonca Aydin Akova
Case Report


Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD) is a relatively common manifestation of diabetes mellitus that is thought to be related to immune-complex vasculitis. The legs are the most common site for NLD, but other locations, such as the forearms or hands, have been reported. We describe a case of periorbital NLD that was diagnosed on the basis of histopathology.


Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum Periorbital ulceration Diabetic microangiopathy Eyelid skin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Selcuk Sizmaz
    • 1
  • Aysel Pelit
    • 1
  • Filiz Bolat
    • 2
  • Ilhan Tuncer
    • 2
  • Yonca Aydin Akova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyBaşkent University Faculty of MedicineAdanaTurkey
  2. 2.Departments of PathologyBaşkent University Faculty of MedicineAdanaTurkey

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