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Otophyma: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17517166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We report a rare case of otophyma. METHOD: A case report of otophyma and a review of the current literature concerning otophyma and the more common rhinophyma, are presented. RESULTS: A 46-year-old male presented with slow growing fleshy growths on both auricles which were excised. A diagnosis of otophyma was made. Although rosacea is more common, otophyma and other 'phymas' are thought to be the end stage of the rosacea spectrum of skin disease. However, unlike rhinophyma, otophyma is rarely seen and as a result there is little in the English language literature regarding it. Consequently, the management of otophyma is largely based on previous experiences with rhinophyma. CONCLUSION: To our knowledge this is the first case report of otophyma in the otolaryngology literature and only the second described in the English language literature. This case demonstrates the difficulties faced in diagnosing this rare condition and our successful management of this case.
K Daniels; K Haddow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-05-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-18     Completed Date:  2008-08-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  524-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Ear Deformities, Acquired / surgery*
Laser Therapy / methods*
Middle Aged
Rosacea / surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
J Laryngol Otol. 2008 May;122(5):543; author reply 543-4   [PMID:  18289393 ]

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