Methods and results of rhinophyma treatment

R. J. Redett, P. N. Manson, N. Goldberg, J. Girotto, R. J. Spence

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Rhinophyma is a disfiguring soft-tissue hypertrophy of the nose. It is an uncommon disease that primarily affects Caucasian men in the fifth to seventh decades of life. Nine cases from the authors' series and a comparison of results following various treatment modalities are presented. Eight of the patients were Caucasian and one was African American. Excision of the diseased tissue with a scalpel or Goulian dermatome using loupe magnification provided the safest means of preserving the underlying sebaceous gland fundi that permit spontaneous re-epithelialization with the least scarring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1115-1123
Number of pages9
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 15 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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