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My son is only age 25 and diagnosed with nevus sebaceous and has patches of hairloss on head. Should he have these patches removed?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arthur Balin
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Dr. Alan Cohen
Psychiatry

In brief: Nevis

My understanding is that they should be removed as they could become cancerous.
Check with a dermatologist

In brief: Nevis

My understanding is that they should be removed as they could become cancerous.
Check with a dermatologist
Dr. Alan Cohen
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