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Nevus lipomatosus superficialis in Child
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Nevus lipomatosus superficialis in Child

Contributors: Nicholas Theodosakis MD, PhD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Nevus lipomatosus superficialis is a relatively rare, benign hamartoma composed of mature fat. Nevus lipomatosus superficialis presents at birth or later in childhood as asymptomatic, soft or rubbery papules, nodules, and plaques with a polypoid or cerebriform appearance, most commonly on the buttocks or upper thighs. Cases of presentation in adulthood have been described, and in these later onset cases, lesions are often solitary. Extremely rare cases of generalized nevus lipomatosus have also been described. There is no known sex predilection. The pathogenesis is unknown.

Codes

ICD10CM:
D17.30 – Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of unspecified sites
Q82.5 – Congenital non-neoplastic nevus

SNOMEDCT:
56525001 – Nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis

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Last Reviewed:08/18/2020
Last Updated:09/10/2020
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Nevus lipomatosus superficialis in Child
Nevus lipomatosus superficialis : Buttocks, Lower back, Thigh, Unilateral distribution
Clinical image of Nevus lipomatosus superficialis
A close-up of a cluster of yellowish and light pink papules, plaques, and nodules.
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