Linear Nevus Sebaceus of Jadassohn Treated with the Carbon Dioxide Laser


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Abstract: A 10-year-old boy from Guiana was born with a linear nevus sebaceus covering his entire nose from the glabella area to the tip. Cosmetic appearance, which was the major concern of the patient and his family, was greatly Improved by the use of the carbon dioxide (C02) laser. The CO2? laser has not been reported previously as a treatment modality for nevus sebaceus.