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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Rhinophyma

Long-term swelling and overgrowth in skin tissue of the nose that leaves it with a knobby bulb-like look.
Mentioned in: Rosacea
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