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Extensive cerebriform nevus sebaceus: an unusual presentation.

Abstract

Nevus sebaceus is an epidermal nevi composed of sebaceous glands, which usually presents as single yellowish plaque over the head and neck. A rare morphological variant, namely cerebriform nevus sebaceus was first reported in 1998. As with other nevi, the occurrence of nevus sebaceous is related to genetic mosaicism and the shape and distribution of the nevus is determined by the stage at which mosaicism has arisen. We report a patient with cerebriform nevus sebaceus having an unusually widespread distribution over the head, face, and trunk, but without any other organ system involvement.

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  • Authors

    Mahajan R, Dogra S, Kanwar AJ, Saikia UN, Agrawal S

    Source

    Dermatology online journal 18:5 2012 May pg 9

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Back
    Diagnosis, Differential
    Facial Neoplasms
    Humans
    Male
    Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
    Nevus, Pigmented
    Nevus, Sebaceous of Jadassohn
    Scalp
    Sebaceous Glands
    Skin Neoplasms

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22630579