Rhinophyma


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Rhinophyma

 

the swelling of the skin of the nose, mainly near the nasal tip and wings. Rhinophyma usually develops in men 40 to 50 years of age. Alcoholism, chronic gastrointestinal diseases, and unhealthy environmental conditions, such as dust and frequent chilling, may be conducive to the development of rhinophyma. The disease starts with dilation of the blood vessels of the skin and swelling of the sebaceous glands. The nose gradually becomes extremely deformed, frequently turning a conspicuous dark red, bluish crimson, or violet color. Rhinophyma is treated surgically.

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Koch, "Surgical treatment of rhinophyma with the ultrasonic scalpel (Ultracision Harmonic Scalpel)," Laryngo-Rhino-Otologie, vol.
Along with growing tumoral lesion, deformation of nose was prominent which was characterized by thickened skin, severe telangiectasia, erythema and irregular enlargement that resembled rosaceous rhinophyma (Figures 1 and 2).
In addition, the C[O.sub.2] and other ablative lasers are highly useful for removal of rhinophymas and prevention of recurrences.
With rhinophyma, ablative surgery may be an option.
The bishop suffers from a condition known as rhinophyma, which causes the nose to swell and the skin to thicken.
In some advanced cases, the nose grows swollen and bumpy from excess tissue (rhinophyma).
Morgan was inarticulate, restless, diffident in public, the disfiguring rhinophyma that turned his nose into a grotesque purple bulb surely contributing.
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In advanced cases, the nose may become "lumpy" or even globular, most commonly in men--a condition called rhinophyma.
In more advanced cases of rosacea, a condition called rhinophyma (ryno-FEE-ma) may develop.
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Caption: A Latina woman presents with inflammatory rhinophyma.