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What Are The Treatments For Nevus Sebaceous
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). Because of that risk, many dermatologists recommend prophylactic removal of these surgically around puberty. This is controversial as bcc is not life threatening, some would suggest excision only when skin cancer transformation is observed. ...Read more
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 deep nerves and are resupplied with cells from there. Ask ten of your real friends whether to try to remove it or leave it alone. You'll be surprised. Invite folks to touch it for good luck. ...Read more
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 by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. It is also important to have any previous biopsies or reports available for the current physician to review. ...Read more
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 local inflammation and irritation that can be bothersome. They can be removed. See a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon to discuss your options and have the lesion examined ...Read more
Nevus: No natural way see a dermatologist to have it examined and for a complete skin body check ...Read more
My son is only age 25 and diagnosed with nevus sebaceous and has patches of hairloss on head. Should he have these patches removed?
Nevus sebaceous: An organoid nevus that occurs in 3 of 1000 babies. 50% are on the scalp and 45% are on head and neck. They persist throughout life and enlarge in adult life. The risk for tumor development increases with age and occurs in more than 10% of cases. Both benign and malignant tumors occur. Surgical removal is generally recommended but can be delayed until adulthood. ...Read more
Symptoms?: The disorder involves the skin, nervous system, eyes, endocrine glands, and bones. It is inherited. Answering your question depends on which manifestation you have. Any disorder of the jaw bones should be addressed by an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Can sebaceous Nevus turn to cancer? If so how likely? And how often should it be checked. I'm scared what should I do
Remove the lesions: As I may have mentioned earlier, the lesions need to be excised. Even though the lesions are benign, they will grow. ...Read more
Hi. I've recently being diagnosed as having nevus sebaceous on the scalp. The dermatoligist recommended surgical removal. Can I avoid surgery?
Surgery: Since a basal cell carcinoma may develop in a nevus sebaceous, it is recommended that the lesion be removed surgically. ...Read more
I am 22, male having benign acquired melanocytic nevus on my face. 5-6 in number. I want to get removed all these. Best possible treatment of choice?
I have nevus sebaceous on my scalp. It is inborn. Hairs didn't grow on that small region. What to be done to remove it or is there any remedy for it?
My daughter's is 6, her dr stated she had nevus of ota on one eye, is observation every 6 month the only thing? No meds, treatment, or anything.
Nevus sebaceous spot back of scalp half dollar size on 2 year old. Complaining of left eye. Be concerned? Other things to be concerned about or watch?
Birth mark on scalp: Nevus sebaceous is a pink gray lesion on the scalp of some new born infants. They are a "birth mark' caused by the accumulation of oil gland cells on the scalp. They can be small or quite large. They have a very small chance of turning into a malignant lesion, although not a dangerous one. They can be left and watched ...Read more
What is the best treatment of Backers nevus? He got backers nevus on his hand (bicep area)and it is spreading slowly. On that part hair growth is more
I ASSUME THAT YOU MEAN BECKER'S NEVUS.
NEVUS MEANS MOLE.
THIS IS, ESSENTIALLY, A HAIRY MOLE.
NO ONE KNOWS WHY IT APPEARS. ...Read more
Melanocytic Nevus with arch disorder and mild cytologic atypia of melancytes found from mole shave biopsy. What is the treatment for this?
Removal of nevus: Excision of mole is preferred method, it gives complete picture, not missing any area of potential malignant cells. Good news you don't have, but have atypical cells, so speak to your doctor for possible excision of whole mole and analyzing (biopsy) it. ...Read more
Are there any OTC mole removal treatments or home remedies that work well for removing moles? This is for cosmetic reasons.
Mole: Creams and herbal treatments are not effective or recommended for mole removal. See a dermatologist for mole removal. ...Read more
I have very tiny skin color moles kinda of on my neck. They are very tiny. What would it be? And what would be treatment for the same?
Skin tags: Skin tags are small flesh colored, brown or dark bumps often found on the neck. They are sometimes treated with a heat cautery or removed following a anesthetic injection, both techniques are performed by a dermatologist. See your physician for evaluation and proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Can you tell me are consistent with a nevus sebaceus with changes of a syringocystadenoma papilliferum which can be seen within a nevus sebaceus.?
Get it seen: Those things are troublesome and if you think yours is turning into a new tumor, have a dermatologist manage it. ...Read more
Surgical problem: This is really a surgical problem and does not usually respond to an herbaltreatment. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for sebaceous carcinoma close to the tear duct of the eye, and what are the treatments?
Sebaceous carcinoma: The prognosis is excellent. Given the location, these tumors can be somewhat tricky to completely remove, as areas of the tumor can appear like normal sebaceous glands. The surgery is best performed by an ophthalmologist who does eye plastics, as they more routinely deal with this tumor type. ...Read more
Let me help:
Cysts that don't cause cosmetic or functional problems are usually left alone. A cyst that's inflamed, ruptured or infected may be treated with:
incision and drainage, total excision. This surgical technique removes the entire cyst and so prevents recurrence.
Injection of steroid.
Your doctor will choose the bet way for you. ...Read more
Laser/thanaka+kasuma oil treatments destroy hair follicles. Would sabaceous glands be destroyed? Would this affect body temp and waterproofing?
I do not know: I will have to learn more about this oil treatment. But I would think it probably removed the Hair from surface. Cannot destroy the hair follicles and definetly not the sebaceous gland ...Read more
Yes: Nevus of ota, described by ota and tanino in 1939, is a hamartoma of dermal melanocytes which presents as a blue or gray patch on face, which is congenital or acquired in the distribution v1 and v2 nerve. Associated ocular complications need to be treated. Good success rates & minimal adverse effects have been reported with the q-switched ruby, q-sw alexandrite, q-sw nd:yag lasers multiple times. ...Read more
No: Clark's nevus is a type of atypical (dysplastic) nevus or mole. Many dermatologists feel these are benign, some experts think they're precursors to melanoma. Having many clark's nevi always increases the risk of melanoma. Becker's nevus is a benign (normal) nevus that occurs on the trunk, often in boys and men. They're often large and light brown. Sometimes hairs can grow from it (after puberty). ...Read more