[Upper eyelid congenital coloboma, aethiology pathogenesis and management]

Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac Chir Orale. 2015 Jun;116(3):147-52. doi: 10.1016/j.revsto.2015.02.005. Epub 2015 Apr 8.
[Article in French]


Coloboma of the upper eyelid is a rare congenital disease. It is defined as an agenesis of the eyelid free edge. Multiple patho-physiological theories exist about its etiology. The surgical therapeutic management of this malformation is clearly codified. We illustrate the presentation by two cases treated in the Groupement Hospitalier Nord of Lyon University Hospital.

Keywords: Coloboma; Colobome; Congenital malformation; Eyelid; Malformation congénitale; Paupière.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coloboma* / etiology
  • Coloboma* / pathology
  • Coloboma* / surgery
  • Eyelids / abnormalities*
  • Eyelids / pathology
  • Eyelids / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Maxillofacial Abnormalities / pathology
  • Maxillofacial Abnormalities / surgery
  • Nose / abnormalities
  • Orthognathic Surgery