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Case report
Severe rhinophyma treated by shave excision and electrocautery
  1. Manish Gupta1,
  2. Gurchand Singh1 and
  3. Monica Gupta2
  1. 1Otorhinolaryngology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ambala, Haryana, India
  2. 2Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Monica Gupta; monicamanish2001{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Rhinophyma is a rare disease, causing disfiguring soft-tissue hypertrophy of the nose. Various medical and surgical treatment modalities have been tried, with limited success. We report a case of a 76-year-old man, where shave excision of the rhinophymatous tissue was done with satisfactory cosmetic outcome.

  • otolaryngology / ENT
  • plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • general surgery
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  • Contributors All the authors have provided substantial contributions in the clinical management of the case and literature review on the topic in question. MaG and GS have drafted the manuscript and MoG has revised it critically for important intellectual content. All the authors have read the final version and approved it. All the authors agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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