rhinophyma


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rhinophyma

 [ri″no-fi´mah]
a manifestation of severe rosacea involving the lower half of the nose and sometimes spreading to adjacent cheek areas, usually seen in adult males, and characterized by thickened, lobulated overgrowth of sebaceous glands and epithelial connective tissue.

rhi·no·phy·ma

(rī'nō-fī'mă),
Hypertrophy of the nose with follicular dilation, resulting from hyperplasia of sebaceous glands with fibrosis and increased vascularity; a form of acne rosacea.
[rhino- + G. phyma, tumor, growth]

rhinophyma

/rhi·no·phy·ma/ (-fi´mah) a form of rosacea marked by redness, sebaceous hyperplasia, and nodular swelling and congestion of the skin of the nose.

rhinophyma

[rī′nōfī′mə]
Etymology: Gk, rhis + phyma, tumor
a form of rosacea in which there is sebaceous hyperplasia, redness, prominent vascularity, swelling, and distortion of the skin of the nose. Treatment includes dermabrasion, electrosurgery, plastic surgery, and laser resurfacing. See also rosacea.
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Rhinophyma

rhinophyma

Bulbous nose, WC Fields nose ENT A nasal nosology not known in ♀, which is an end-stage acne rosacea, producing a bulbous proboscis. See Acne rosacea.

rhi·no·phy·ma

(rī'nō-fī'mă)
Hypertrophy of the nose with follicular dilation, resulting from hyperplasia of sebaceous glands with fibrosis and increased vascularity.
[rhino- + G. phyma, tumor, growth]

rhinophyma

A form of ROSACEA, affecting elderly men and causing a bulbous deformity (potato nose) with readily visible enlarged skin pores, extreme oiliness of the skin from sebaceous over-secretion and permanent redness from wide dilation of small blood vessels. Treatment involves paring down the excess tissue with a scalpel so as to restore the nose to more normal dimensions. Skin grafting is unnecessary and healing is rapid.

Rhinophyma

Long-term swelling and overgrowth in skin tissue of the nose that leaves it with a knobby bulb-like look.
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The condition can occur over a long period of time and often progresses to a persistent redness of the face with visible blood vessels, pimples and in its most severe form, enlarged oil glands with thickening of the nose called rhinophyma.
Rhinophyma is the most common presentation; phymatous rosacea may occur on the chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears.
YOU have rhinophyma, in which nose tissues overgrow.
In men, the skin thickening around the nose can make the nose surface appear larger and irregular in shape, a condition which is called Rhinophyma.
The nose can be dramatically affected in severe cases, becoming red, swollen and enlarged - this is called a rhinophyma and tends to occur in men.
A This sounds like rhinophyma, where the skin of the nose overgrows.
Bishop Joseph Devine was believed to have had cosmetic surgery for rhinophyma, which creates thick and discoloured skin on the nose.
One is a condition called rhinophyma, which is an over-growth of the sebaceous glands on the nose and can be treated by plastic surgery.