Epicanthal folds

Alternative Names

Plica palpebronasalis

Definition of Epicanthal folds

An epicanthal fold is skin of the upper eyelid — from the nose to the inner side of the eyebrow — that covers the inner corner (canthus) of the eye.


Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/24/2011

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Epicanthal fold
Epicanthal folds

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