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what are the treatments for nevus sebaceous

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
Surgery vs Observe: Most nevus sebaceous do not develop into skin cancers. However, it is estimated that ~10-15% develop a skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma (bcc). ... Read More
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Dr. Eugene Sidoti
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually Excision: Since there is a small but significant rate of conversion of nevus sebaceous to various skin cancers, it is usually recommended that they be removed.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Excision: There is no hurry. The changes once thought to be skin cancers in these are now recognized to be benign. Expect the lesion to grow during puberty. As ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Usually not: Nevis sebaceous is a non cancerous condition. Later in life, however, these may develop cancer, most notably basal cell carcinoma and less likely seb ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
40 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Surgery. : Laser does not work well for these. Surgery is usually the best way to get rid of these.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Often no Rx best: It depends on the case. Even good plastic surgery is likely to disfigure. When these are excised, they tend to grow back because they originate in the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Newman
30 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Biopsy needed : There is rarely a substitute for a pathology review to confirm a diagnosis and to monitor for any changes. This is done by having a biopsy performed ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Stallworth
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not likely: Nevus sebaceous is a benign lesions but does have some small risk of converting into a malignant skin cancer over time. In addition that can cause loc ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Nevus: no natural way see a dermatologist to have it examined and for a complete skin body check
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Dr. Alan Cohen
39 years experience Psychiatry
Nevis: My understanding is that they should be removed as they could become cancerous. Check with a dermatologist
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Symptoms?: The disorder involves the skin, nervous system, eyes, endocrine glands, and bones. it is inherited. Answering your question depends on which manifesta ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Remove the lesions: As I may have mentioned earlier, the lesions need to be excised. Even though the lesions are benign, they will grow.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Nevus Sebaceous: Most sebaceous naevi remain unchanged in adulthood and do not cause any problems. However, another tumour can arise within the lesion. This may be har ... Read More

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