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November 1932

RHINOPHYMA: WITH UNUSUAL INVOLVEMENT OF THE CHIN

Author Affiliations

Research Assistant in Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Michigan Medical School ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(5):834-837. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030835007
Abstract

Rhinophyma with tumefaction of a similar type occurring elsewhere on the face has seldom been reported. Stelwagon1 mentioned that thickening of the skin on the forehead and chin has been found associated with the hypertrophic lesions on the nose. A similar statement was made by Thibierge.2 Gibbon3 reported three cases of rhinophyma in which the condition was treated by decortication; one of the patients presented small sessile masses of hypertrophic skin on the cheeks. In no instance was there marked formation of tumors except on the nose, while in the case to be reported the condition was most marked on the chin.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—Mrs. V. K., aged 21, entered the clinic on July 7, 1931, with lesions on the nose and chin which had their onset four years before and had gradually increased in size. She related that the condition started with

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