J Rhinol.  2009 Nov;16(2):155-157.

A Case of Sebaceous Hyperplasia of the Nasal Vestibule

  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. lhman@korea.ac.kr


Sebaceous hyperplasia is a cutaneous lesion consisting of soft, yellow, papular lesions usually occurring on the face of elderly patients. The occurrence of the lesion on the nasal vestibule is exceptionally rare. Except for cosmesis, the condition has no clinical significance. However, the lesion is sometimes confused with early basal cell carcinomas. It should be considered as a differential diagnosis in the neoplasm of the nasal vestibule. Biopsy may be necessary if there is any concern about a malignancy. Treatment options include electrodesiccation, laser therapy, and topical bichloracetic acid. In this study, we report a case of sebaceous hyperplasia of the nasal vestibule with an unusual presentation.


Sebaceous hyperplasia; Nasal vestibule
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