Surgical Treatment of Rhinophyma

Authors: P. Doležal 1;  P. Lukášek 2;  D. Dunajovec 2;  P. Rác 3;  J. Beňo 4
Authors‘ workplace: Katedra ORL LF SZU, ORL odd. NsM, Bratislava 1;  ORL centrum JAS, Fakultná nemocnica s poliklinikou, Žilina 2;  ENT CENTRUM, s. r. o., Nemšová a ORL jednodňová chirurgia NsP, Považská Bystrica 3;  ORL oddelenie NsP, Prievidza 4
Published in: Otorinolaryng. a Foniat. /Prague/, 64, 2015, No. 4, pp. 191-195.
Category: Original Papers


Rhinophyma is a rare disease that primarily affects men in the fifth to seventh decades of life, characterized by a progressive thickening of nasal skin, which produces a disfiguring soft-tissue hypertrophy of the nose. Severe cosmetic deformity and impairment of breathing may coexist, making the surgical treatment necessary. The authors believe the scalpel or electroscalpel, in association with bipolar electrocautery is the safest means to preserve the underlying sebaceous gland fundi and permit a spontaneous re-epithelialization scarring-free. The authors present a group of18 patients treated by this method.

rhinophyma, surgical treatment


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