Saturday, June 22, 2013

Weird Diseases - Arostegui Syndrome

From: Robert J.
Sent: June 22, 2013
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Weird Diseases- Arostegui Syndrome
Weird Diseases - Arostegui Syndrome (Lion Face Syndrome) Leontiasis Ossea, also known as Arostegui's syndrome or leontiasis or lion face, is a rare medical condition, characterized by an overgrowth of the facial and cranial bones. The common form gradually develops, going on later to a complete loss of sight due to compression of the optic nerve by the overgrowth of bone. There may also be interference with the nasal respiration and with the taking of food. In the somewhat less common form of this rare disease the overgrowth of bone affects all the cranial bones as well as those of the face, the senses being lost one by one and death finally resulting from cerebral pressure. There is no treatment other than exposing the overgrown bone, and chipping away pieces, or excising entirely where possible.

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