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Surgical management of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn required due to a lack of improvement: a very rare case
Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014
© 2013 British Association of Dermatologists
British Journal of Dermatology
Volume 171, Issue 1, pages 183–185, July 2014
How to Cite
Beuzeboc Gérard, M., Aillet, S., Bertheuil, N., Delliere, V., Thienot, S. and Watier, E. (2014), Surgical management of subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn required due to a lack of improvement: a very rare case. British Journal of Dermatology, 171: 183–185. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12798
Conflicts of interest None declared.
- Issue published online: 26 JUL 2014
- Article first published online: 6 JUN 2014
- Accepted manuscript online: 20 DEC 2013 08:10AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 DEC 2013
Subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn (ScFN) is an uncommon and transient disease characterized by defined areas of fat necrosis and overlying cutaneous nodule lesions. It usually becomes apparent within the first 6 weeks of life in full-term or post-term infants. It is caused by generalized and/or local tissue hypoperfusion. The skin lesions of ScFN tend generally to improve spontaneously in a few weeks. We present a full-term newborn with birth distress. After therapeutic hypothermia, she presented voluminous and numerous subcutaneous fat necrosis with extensive calcifications. Surgical management was decided at her ninth month because of a total lack of regression. Hypercalcaemia, the most threatening complication, appeared only after this delayed surgery.