Prenatal diagnosis of exophytic nevus sebaceous of the scalp

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  • Ferdinand Dhombres,

    1. Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique et Centre Pluridisciplinaire de Diagnostic Prénatal de l' Est Parisien, Hôpital Armand Trousseau, APHP, Paris, France
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  • Kamila Kolanska,

    1. Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique et Centre Pluridisciplinaire de Diagnostic Prénatal de l' Est Parisien, Hôpital Armand Trousseau, APHP, Paris, France
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  • Catherine Garel,

    1. Service de Radiopédiatrie, et Centre Pluridisciplinaire de Diagnostic Prénatal de l' Est Parisien, Hôpital Armand Trousseau, APHP, Paris, France
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  • Jean-Pierre Aubry,

    1. Centre d'Echographie, Paris, France
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  • Marie Gonzales,

    1. Unité de Foetopathologie et Centre Pluridisciplinaire de Diagnostic Prénatal de l' Est Parisien, Hôpital Armand Trousseau, APHP, Paris, France
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  • Jean-Marie Jouannic

    1. Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique et Centre Pluridisciplinaire de Diagnostic Prénatal de l' Est Parisien, Hôpital Armand Trousseau, APHP, Paris, France
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  • Conflicts of interest: None declared

Correspondence to: Jean-Marie Jouannic. E-mail: jean-marie.jouannic@trs.aphp.fr

ABSTRACT

Nevus sebaceous is a complex hamartoma most commonly found on the scalp, face, and neck and is often present at birth, although some may be diagnosed later in infancy. We report the first prenatal diagnosis of isolated nevus sebaceous that presented at 19 weeks' gestation as a large and exophytic tumor of the scalp. This case emphasizes the crucial role of ultrasound examination performed with high-frequency probes, which revealed associated diffuse lesions of the face. Identification of such a facial involvement could have a dramatic prognostic impact. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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