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Treatment of Rhinophyma With Surgical Excision and Amniotic Membrane

Yoo, Jason J. MD; Thaller, Seth R. MD, DMD

doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005529
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Rhinophyma is a phenotypic subtype of rosacea affecting the nose. It is characterized by phymatous changes, skin thickening/fibrosis, glandular hyperplasia, and chronic inflammation. Treatment of severe rhinophyma is predominantly surgical excision with closure by secondary intention. Amniotic membrane has been used to promote wound healing, fibrosis, and inflammation. In this case study, the authors present a 63-year-old male with longstanding rhinophyma treated with surgical excision with intraoperative placement of amniotic membrane.

DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, FL.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Seth R. Thaller, MD, DMD, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, FL; E-mail: sthaller@med.miami.edu

Received 15 January, 2019

Accepted 5 March, 2019

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2019 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.