Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 6, Number 5, May 2015, pages 216-218

Vestibulophyma and Giant Rhinophyma Associated With Variant Rosacea


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Giant rhinophyma with complete obliteration of the normal nasal contour resulted in difficult eating and breathing. Four rosacea subtypes were also present.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Sebaceous gland hyperplasia associated with inflammatory infiltration of lymphocytes, plasmacytes and epithelioid cells within fibrotic and telangiectatic stroma is shown.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. MRI scan reveals extensive cutaneous lobulated tumor with complete obstruction of the left nostril caused by vestibular phymatous lesion, which we coined “vestibulophyma”.
Figure 4.
Figure 4. This postoperative picture shows very satisfactory results 6 months after the de-bulking procedure.