Rationale for removing nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn in young patients

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1 Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Faculty of General Medicine,
Pirogov Russian National Research University, Moscow

2 REDNOR OOO, Moscow

Correspondence should be addressed: Tatiana A. Gaydina
Ostrovityanova 1, 117997; ur.xednay@924cod

Received: 2018-05-05 Accepted: 2018-07-12 Published online: 2018-08-14

Nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn (NSJ) is a benign skin lesion, a hamartoma typically localized to the face or scalp and equally common in men and women. Pluripotent epithelial cells that give rise to NSJ provide a favorable environment for benign and malignant tumors to form in the nevus. Because of the possibility of malignant transformation, NSJ should be removed after puberty. If surgery is impossible, long-term observation is indicated. In this work we present two cases of successful NSJ treatment with the CO2 laser in young patients.

Keywords: nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn, benign skin lesion, malignant nevus transformation, СО2 laser treatment