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

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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