Basal Cell Carcinoma Arising in Nevus Sebaceous during Childhood
Article first published online: 28 NOV 2008
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Volume 25, Issue 6, pages 616–619, November/December 2008
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Altaykan, A., Ersoy-Evans, S., Erkin, G. and Özkaya, Ö. (2008), Basal Cell Carcinoma Arising in Nevus Sebaceous during Childhood. Pediatric Dermatology, 25: 616–619. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2008.00726.x
- Issue published online: 28 NOV 2008
- Article first published online: 28 NOV 2008
Abstract: Nevus sebaceous usually occurs as a solitary lesion located mostly on the scalp and the face. The potential for nevus sebaceous to develop malignancy is well recognized, though it is generally thought that this transformation occurs only postpubertally or later. However, few cases of basal cell carcinoma arising in nevus sebaceous before puberty were reported. Herein, we report a case of basal cell carcinoma arising in a nevus sebaceous on the scalp of a 10-year-old boy, and a review of the literature on prepubertal cases and the need for prophylactic surgery.