Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Answer 2008 Quiz #1

The answer is #1-Rhinophyma.
This condition enlarges and distorts the nose with prominent pores and thickened skin. The nose becomes larger and irregular due to hyperplasia of the sebaceous glands. The cause is unknown and it was previously thought to be related to alcohol abuse, but that has been debunked. It is most common in males and once the deformity occurs the only treatment is plastic surgery or laser treatment.

Good job, players!

3 comments:

Rich said...

I once went on a blind date with a woman who had that,seriously.

Toni Brayer MD said...

It is very rare in women. 12/1 men to women incidence.

Rich said...

I didn't ask her what it was but it resembled that. Is it more prominant in women from countries outside the US?