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Nevus comedonicus on scalp: a rare site.

Kikkeri NN, Priyanka R, Parshawanath H - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Jan-Feb)

Bottom Line: Curiously the scalp is rarely involved.There was positive family history of similar lesion on the similar site.This case has been presented for its sheer rarity and atypical site.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Nevus comedonicus is rare hamartoma of the pilosebaceous unit. Curiously the scalp is rarely involved. Here we are reporting 33-year-old male presenting with nevus comedonicus arranged linearly on the scalp. There was positive family history of similar lesion on the similar site. This case has been presented for its sheer rarity and atypical site.

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Multiple keratin filled pits present on the scalp with intervening normal skin
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Figure 1: Multiple keratin filled pits present on the scalp with intervening normal skin

Mentions: Cutaneous examination revealed multiple dilated follicular openings filled with black plugs over the scalp arranged linearly. There was normal skin in between the two groups [Figure 1]. Routine hematological examination is within normal limits. A punch biopsy was done from the lesion. Histopathology showed epidermis with deep invagination filled with keratin [Figure 2]. The dermis showed rudimentary appendages.


Nevus comedonicus on scalp: a rare site.

Kikkeri NN, Priyanka R, Parshawanath H - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Jan-Feb)

Multiple keratin filled pits present on the scalp with intervening normal skin
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Multiple keratin filled pits present on the scalp with intervening normal skin
Mentions: Cutaneous examination revealed multiple dilated follicular openings filled with black plugs over the scalp arranged linearly. There was normal skin in between the two groups [Figure 1]. Routine hematological examination is within normal limits. A punch biopsy was done from the lesion. Histopathology showed epidermis with deep invagination filled with keratin [Figure 2]. The dermis showed rudimentary appendages.

Bottom Line: Curiously the scalp is rarely involved.There was positive family history of similar lesion on the similar site.This case has been presented for its sheer rarity and atypical site.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Nevus comedonicus is rare hamartoma of the pilosebaceous unit. Curiously the scalp is rarely involved. Here we are reporting 33-year-old male presenting with nevus comedonicus arranged linearly on the scalp. There was positive family history of similar lesion on the similar site. This case has been presented for its sheer rarity and atypical site.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus