Title:
Treatment of rhinophyma with radiofrequency: a case report
Authors:
O. K. Arikan , N. B. Muluk , Ö. Çirpar 1 2
Institutions:
Kirikkale University, Faculty of Medicine, ENT Department, Kirikkale, Turkey; Special Hospital, Kirikkale, Turkey
Keywords:
Rhinophyma; radiofrequency
Pages:
209 - 213
Abstract:
Treatment of rhinophyma with radiofrequency: a case report. Problem: Rhinophyma is characterized by a slow progressive enlargement of the nasal skin that cannot resolve spontaneously. Clinically, the lower two-thirds of the nose becomes enlarged and hypervascular, developing a reddish-purple discoloration and a nodular appearance. It is believed that rhinophyma represents the end stage of acne rosacea. The treatment modalities are medical and surgical. Case: This study describes a 62-year-old man with rhinophyma that was treated with a radiofrequency technique. The pathological examination was compatible with acne rosacea.After surgery, a broad-spectrum sunscreen was applied until reepithelialization was complete. Conclusion: We recommend the radiofrequency technique for treatment of rhinophyma.
Issue:
Vol. 6, 2010, 3rd trimester


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Treatment of rhinophyma with radiofrequency: a case report