Arch Craniofac Surg.  2020 Aug;21(4):264-267. 10.7181/acfs.2020.00199.

Surgical treatment of rhinophyma using an ordinary bur

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea
  • 2Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju, Korea
  • 3Department of General Surgery, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea

Abstract

Rhinophyma is a painless benign tumor of the skin of the nose. It is the most severe form of rosacea. Rhinophyma is particularly rare among Asians. It can be treated with surgical resection using various methods, including scalpel excision, dermabrasion, cryosurgery, argon laser, carbon dioxide laser, and electrocautery. However, the gold standard treatment of rhinophyma remains unknown. In the present case, we debulked a giant rhinophyma with a scalpel and contoured it using a bur. Along with a relevant literature review, we present a case of rhinophyma in an Asian patient who was treated at no additional cost using a bur widely used in general plastic surgery.

Keyword

Rhinophyma; Rosacea; Surgical instrument
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