Should Nevus Sebaceus of Jadassohn in Children be Excised? A Study of 757 Cases, and Literature Review

Alberto Santibanez-Gallerani, Diedre Marshall, Ana Margarita Duarte, Steven J. Melnick, Seth Thaller

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Abstract

The incidence of basal cell carcinoma and the need for prophylactic excision in children with nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn have been a topic of controversy. The authors performed a retrospective analysis of 757 cases from 1996 to 2002 in children aged 16 years or younger. No cases of basal cell cancer were found in the nevus sebaceus group. Recent studies in children corroborate these findings and question the need for prophylactic surgical removal of the nevus sebaceus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-660
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2003

Keywords

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Jadassohn
  • Nevus sebaceus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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