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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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He got backers nevus on his hand(bicep area)and it is spreading slowly.
On that part hair growth is more
BECKER'S NEVUS: 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
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