Management of an epidermoid cyst in the nasal tip of a child: aesthetic and surgical considerations
Journal of Laryngology and Otology , Volume 127 - Issue 10 p. 1028- 1030
BACKGROUND: A simple subcutaneous lesion such as an epidermoid cyst can present a challenge when located in the nasal tip, as regards aesthetic surgical management. Even when performed parallel to relaxed skin tension lines, a direct transcutaneous incision (commonly used for epidermoid cyst removal) distorts the nasal tip subunit, resulting in a conspicuous, disfiguring scar. This should be avoided, especially in children.CASE REPORT: A 13-year-old girl was referred by her dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment of a slowly progressive dermoid cyst located on the tip of her nose. The cyst was removed using a subcutaneous open rhinoplasty approach, leaving the aesthetic nasal tip subunit intact.CONCLUSION: For aesthetic reasons, open rhinoplasty should be considered as a treatment option in patients with subcutaneous lesions in the nasal tip.
|Journal of Laryngology and Otology|
|Organisation||Department of Otorhinolaryngology|
Datema, F.R, Bran, G.M, Koot, V.C, & Lohuis, P.J.F.M. (2013). Management of an epidermoid cyst in the nasal tip of a child: aesthetic and surgical considerations. Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 127(10), 1028–1030. doi:10.1017/S0022215113002132