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March 1986

Surgical Treatment of Rhinophyma With the Shaw Scalpel

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs Eisen and Grande) and Otolaryngology (Drs Katz, Bohigian, and Grande), New England Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston.

Arch Dermatol. 1986;122(3):307-309. doi:10.1001/archderm.1986.01660150085021

• We present our experience with the Shaw scalpel in the treatment of a patient with extensive rhinophyma. The heated blade of the scalpel provides rapid maintenance of hemostasis with minimal tissue damage and thus allows for rapid and accurate removal of tissue. After removing the bulk of tissue with the Shaw scalpel, the carbon dioxide laser and dermabrader are used to refine nasal contours.

(Arch Dermatol 1986;122:307-309)