Journal of eISSN: 2574-9943 JDC

Dermatology & Cosmetology
Clinical Image
Volume 1 Issue 3

Rhinophyma in an elderly patient
Julio Palacios Juárez,1 Jesús Morales Maza,2 Jessica E Figueroa Estrada,3 Diego Colin Vega,4 Ludivina A Cortés Martínez,5 Mauricio Zúñiga Zamora,6 Cristian B Castro Jadan6
1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Ixtapaluca, Mexico
2Department of Surgery, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico
3American British Cowdray Medical Center, Santa Fé, Mexica City
4Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital General de México, Mexico
5Department of Anesthesiology, Hospital Angeles Lomas, Mexico
6Department of Surgery, Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Ixtapaluca, Mexico
Received: October 17, 2017 | Published: November 24, 2017

Correspondence: Julio Palacios Juárez, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Ixtapaluca, Mexico, Email

Citation: Juárez JP, Maza JM, Estrada JEF, et al. Rhinophyma in an elderly patient. J Dermat Cosmetol. 2017;1(3):78. DOI: 10.15406/jdc.2017.01.00018


rhinofyma, nasal hypertrophy, chronic growth

Clinical image

An 80-year-old male patient with history of chronic nasal growth, with no history of alcoholism, with personal hygiene once a week, who came to the doctor's office because of difficulty in ventilating at night, mild dyspnea and difficulty feeding. To the examination we found hypertrophic tip, wings and dorsum of the nose, of stone consistency, decreased sensitivity, hypochromic spots on the nasal tip, nasal cavity both internal valves collapsed and abundant nasal discharge (Figure 1). Medical treatment was offered but he did not return for diagnostic biopsy and definitive surgical treatment.

Figure 1 Rhinophyma.



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The author declares no conflict of interest.

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