Dilated pore of Winer is nothing but a giant solitary blackhead arising from a dilated hair follicle. It was first described by Winer in 1954 hence it is called as dilated pore of Winer. This giant comedo predominantly affects middle aged males. The raised nodule is benign and harmless. However, some people find it cosmetically unappealing.
The exact etiopathogenesis is uncertain. Certain risk factors enhance its occurrence such as exposure to UV rays of sunlight. Dilated pore of Winer is also observed among people suffering from cystic acne. Most cases of dilated pore of Winer can be recognized by its clinical appearance.This condition does not require any treatment. However, some people feel its appearance to be too ugly; they opt for surgical removal of the nodule.
What Causes Dilated Pore Of Winer?
Dilated pore of Winer is usually observed among middle aged and older people. Both men as well as women can suffer from this giant comedo, however it is more common in men. Most people having dilated pore of Winer are known to be white males.
Nobody knows the exact cause of this condition. It originates from a dilated hair follicle. Certain factors are known to increase the risk of developing dilated pore of Winer.Exposure to ultra violate rays of sun is one such factor. People having cystic acne are also known to suffer from this condition. Artificial skin tanning using tanning bed also increases risk of dilated pore.
What Does Dilated Pore Of Winer Look Like?
Dilated pore of Winer develops as a solitary benign nodule. There is no itching, swelling, irritation and inflammation. However, they appear as follows:
- The large giant comedo can appear on any part of body, but it is frequently found on, forehead, face, back, chest, forehead, and on neck. All these areas remain exposed to sunlight.
- The nodule is raised from the skin surface. At the center there is a black or brown spot.
- Giant blackhead can be as large as few centimeters in size. Most of its part is under the skin. You can only see the black head on the surface.
- Whitish cheesy material may ooze out from the center of the nodule if you squeeze.
Complications & Treatment For Dilated Pore Of Winer
There is no significant complication from dilated pore of Winer. However;
- Person may feel it ugly in appearance. This may cause cosmetic concern in the patient.
- There may be bleeding from the site if the blackhead in injured.
- Secondary infection can set in after injury.
Dilated pore of Winer in majority of cases does not require to be treated. However, some people are not happy with its appearance. It may be a cosmetic concern for them. They seek treatment for its removal. In such case the nodule can be removed surgically.
A complete surgical excision can lead to its cure. Treatment is also necessary in case of infection of the dilated pore. If it is so, the nodule has to be removed with surgery. A course of antibiotic may also be necessary if infection in present.