Cartilage Perforation in Rhinophyma Treated with Diode Laser A Disastrous Complication - (Pages 22-23)

S. S. Shirol*, Jaideep Ratkal1, Geeta Nimbaragi2 and Prajna Salian3

1Urology, KIMS Hubli, India; 2Hospital Administrator, Sampige Clinic Hubli, India; 3P.G. in ENT, Dept of ENT, KIMS Hubli, India

Abstract: Rhinophyma is a slowly progressive, disfiguring, inflammatory disorder of nose, which represents the end stage of acne rosacea. Various modalities of treatments like dermabrasion, surgical excision, cryotherapy, electrocautery and lasers. Each modality has some limitations and advantages. Lasers are known for precise excision layer by layer and good aesthetic outcome. However, we present a patient of Rhinophyma treated with diode lasers with an unusual complication of lower lateral cartilage perforation.

Level of Evidence: Level V, A report of rare complication.

Keywords: Rhinophyma, Diode laser, Cartilage perforation, Complication, Laser.