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Photodynamic therapy of facial nevus sebaceous
Article first published online: 15 MAR 2010
© 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S
Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 98–100, April 2010
How to Cite
Kim, H. S., Jun, J. H. and Lee, J. Y. (2010), Photodynamic therapy of facial nevus sebaceous. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 26: 98–100. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.2010.00489.x
- Issue published online: 15 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 15 MAR 2010
- Accepted for publication: 18 November 2009
- nevus sebaceous;
- photodynamic therapy
A 29-year-old man visited our department with an orange-colored patch on his right cheek. A skin biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of nevus sebaceous. As surgical excision was considered too destructive, photodynamic therapy (PDT) was proposed. Sixteen sessions of PDT was performed in total. There was a definitive but transient decrease in sebum production and destruction of the sebaceous glands. Overall, we were not able to achieve long-lasting clinical improvement after PDT.