Nevus sebaceous

Nevus sebaceous
Nevus sebaceous
Classification and external resources

Nevus sebaceous on the scalp.
ICD-O: M8410/0, M8410/3

Nevus sebaceous (or nevus sebaceus, also known as an "Organoid nevus"[1]:661, and "Nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn"[2]:773) is a congenital, hairless plaque that typically occurs on the face or scalp.[3] Such nevi are present at birth, affecting males and females of all races equally.[4] The condition is named for an overgrowth of sebaceous glands in the area of the nevus.

Sebaceous nevi can give rise to sebaceous carcinoma.[5] However, the rate of such malignancies is now known to be less than was previously estimated. For this reason, excision is no longer automatically recommended.[6]

See also

  • Phakomatosis pigmentokeratotica


  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0721629210.
  2. ^ Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0071380760.
  3. ^ Kovich O, Hale E (2005). "Nevus sebaceus". Dermatology Online Journal 11 (4): 16. PMID 16403388. 
  4. ^ Teng, Joyce M.C. Nevus sebaceous, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, last updated 16 November 2007.
  5. ^ Izumi M, Tang X, Chiu CS, et al. (November 2008). "Ten cases of sebaceous carcinoma arising in nevus sebaceus". J. Dermatol. 35 (11): 704–11. doi:10.1111/j.1346-8138.2008.00550.x. PMID 19120764. 
  6. ^ Santibanez-Gallerani A, Marshall D, Duarte AM, Melnick SJ, Thaller S (September 2003). "Should nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn in children be excised? A study of 757 cases, and literature review". J. Craniofac. Surg. 14 (5): 658–60. doi:10.1097/00001665-200309000-00010. PMID 14501324.