CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research

: 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 88-

A potato nose!

Satvinder Singh Bakshi 
 Department of ENT - Head and Neck Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

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A 52-year-old male presented with a gradually progressive swelling on the nose for the past 3 years. On examination, a globular pinkish, firm swelling was seen on the tip of the nose [Figure 1]. A clinical diagnosis of rhinophyma was made, and surgery was offered to the patient, but he refused. The term rhinophyma derived from Greek rhis (“nose”) and phyma (“growth”), occurs due to hypertrophy of the sebaceous glands of the tip of the nose. It is associated with long-standing acne rosacea. It is more common in men past the middle age and presents as a pink, lobulated mass over the nose with superficial vascular dilation. Patients seek treatment because of cosmetic deformity or obstruction to the field of vision. The treatment is paring down of the tissues either surgically or using lasers with or without skin grafting.{Figure 1}

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