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Mass at Nasal Dorsum. Could It Be Possibly Related to Prior Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I've visited numerous doctors and have not been able to get a diagnosis for the mass that's been growing on my nasal dorsum since 03/12. None of these doctors (ENTs, internist, ophthalmologist, etc.) can seem to offer a solid explanation for this, but most of these doctors have stressed that they feel confident this mass is benign in nature. I hope so. This mass started growing after a sinus infection and I have had previous rhinoplasty. Could it be related to that? If not, then what? Thanks!

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Growth after Rhinoplasty

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   The CT scan should have provided information as to whether this a bony contingency or another type of mass.  Could this be a mucocele?  Possibly.  Could it be vascular?  Possibly.  Is it possible this is a skin lesion and should be evaluated by a dermatologist?  Possibly.  Those are just some ideas, but it is hard to evaluate without looking at the CT scan and examining you in person.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Mass at Nasal Dorsum. Could It Be Possibly Related to Prior Rhinoplasty?

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 It could be related or have nothing to do with either.  If you had your bones broken, this could be a residual piece of nasal bone that has moved outward.  In severe sinus infections, the infection can extend along the inside area of the eye socket creating bumps in this area.  I suggest you have an ENT Surgeon do a CT Scan to further the diagnosis.  

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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Mass at Nasal Dorsum. Could It Be Possibly Related to Prior Rhinoplasty?

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You need an MRI to see if there is a cystic mass with connection to your sinus or even to the crank vault. Than a Cranial Plastic surgeon should evaluate you. 

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Mass on nasal Dorsum

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This type of fullness after a rhinoplasty can represent several types of complications. The most common would be a displacement of bone after trying to narrow the nose. After this come the possibilities of a displaced cartilage graft, or swelling of the lining above the bone. If persistent you need to consult with your surgeon to investigate the cause and then address it.

Web reference: http://www.rhinoplastyexperts.com, http://www.facial-plasticsurgery.com

Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
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