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Nevus sebaceus in Infant/Neonate
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Nevus sebaceus in Infant/Neonate

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Contributors: Lauren Ko, Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Nevus sebaceous (of Jadassohn) is a congenital growth that usually presents at birth or develops in early childhood. It is typically found on the scalp, and less frequently on the face and neck. Considered a form of epidermal nevus, nevus sebaceus presents as a hairless pink to yellow-orange plaque with a velvety texture. Most lesions are sporadic. There is no predilection for either sex or any ethnicity.

Surgical removal is reasonable; however, this can be delayed to adolescence or periodically monitored in those that decline excision.

Codes

ICD10CM:
Q85.9 – Phakomatosis, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
707136009 – Nevus sebaceous

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