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Open Access Highly Accessed Review

Cutaneous lesions of the nose

Michael Sand1*, Daniel Sand2, Christina Thrandorf1, Volker Paech1, Peter Altmeyer1 and Falk G Bechara1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Dermatologic Surgery Unit, Ruhr-University Bochum, Gudrunstr. 56, 44791 Bochum, Germany

2 Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA

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Head & Face Medicine 2010, 6:7  doi:10.1186/1746-160X-6-7

Published: 4 June 2010

Abstract

Skin diseases on the nose are seen in a variety of medical disciplines. Dermatologists, otorhinolaryngologists, general practitioners and general plastic and dermatologic surgeons are regularly consulted regarding cutaneous lesions on the nose. This article is the second part of a review series dealing with cutaneous lesions on the head and face, which are frequently seen in daily practice by a dermatologic surgeon. In this review, we focus on those skin diseases on the nose where surgery or laser therapy is considered a possible treatment option or that can be surgically evaluated.