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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Now I have rhinophyma. I've always had trouble with acne, cysts, and pimples with pus in them.
This is called rhinophyma and is not to be confused with the kind of redness and swelling on the nose caused by alcoholism.
Rosacea is characterized by facial flushing, erythema, telangiectasia, inflammatory episodes with papules and pustules, and, sometimes, rhinophyma. (5) Diagnosis depends on identifying these clinical features, although individual presentation can vary greatly.
This can lead to an enlarged, bulbous, disfigured shape to the nose known as rhinophyma - typically seen in elderly men.
Case reports of unusual presentations have described presenting signs that resembled alopecia, rhinophyma, and rosacea.
In the chronic forms of rosacea, hyperplasia of the sebaceous glands occurs, which forms a thickened confluent plaque of erythema at the tip of the nose known as rhinophyma. This hyperplasia can cause significant disfigurement to the forehead, eyelids, chin, and nose.
This leads to a bulbous swelling of the nose, known as rhinophyma.
A IT sounds as though you have a condition called rhinophyma which is often associated with a condition called rosacea.
ASOUNDS like rhinophyma, in which the end of the nose grows out of all proportion to the rest of the face.