Dilated Pore of Winer

A dilated pore of Winer is a hair structure anomaly that appears as an enlarged solitary comedo.[1] Most commonly, it appears on the face of a middle-aged person. This condition is not associated with acne vulgaris.

What are the other Names for this Condition? (Also known as/Synonyms)

Giant Blackhead
Winer’s Pore

What is Dilated Pore of Winer? (Definition/Background Information)

Dilated Pore of Winer is a common, benign, and slightly raised nodule that is actually a dilated hair follicle
It is generally observed in middle-aged and older individuals. This solitary tumor resembles a “Giant Blackhead” and is cosmetically unappealing. It usually appears on the face
The cause of development of the condition is unknown, though the risk factors for Dilated Pore of Winer include exposure to sun and cystic acne
A treatment of Dilated Pore of Winer may be undertaken, if they present cosmetic concerns to the individual. In such cases, a surgical excision is sufficient treatment. The prognosis is excellent on removal of the tumor

Who gets Dilated Pore of Winer? (Age and Sex Distribution)

Dilated Pore of Winer is commonly seen in middle-aged adults; the incidence increases with age
It is observed in both men and women, but the condition is more common in men
This condition is observed worldwide across all racial and ethnic groups

What are the Risk Factors for Dilated Pore of Winer? (Predisposing Factors)

The risk factors for Dilated Pore of Winer include:

Exposure to sunlight and UV light causing skin damage
Skin tanning (use of tanning beds)
Cystic acne