Evolution of surgical modalities in the management of rhinophyma: our experience


Goh M., Gonen Z. B. , Sayan A., Ilankovan V.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.59, no.2, pp.222-227, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2020.08.071
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.222-227

Abstract

Rhinophyma is a progressive disease of the nose, which is characterised by skin thickening and sebaceous hyperplasia. Patients with rhinophyma are often stigmatised due to worsening disfigurement of their nose. This can also result in functional impairment such as reduced nasal patency. Severe cases of rhinophyma are best managed with varied surgical interventions, as there is no clear 'gold standard' treatment that has been described. We present our experiences in the management of rhinophyma and the evolution of treatment modalities that have been employed over a nine-year period. Crown Copyright (C) 2020 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. All rights reserved.