Hair Follicle Nevus of the Abdominal Skin: An Unusual Extracephalic Presentation
Article first published online: 6 MAR 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 31, Issue 3, pages e85–e86, May/June 2014
How to Cite
Jedrych, J., Akilov, O., Gehris, R. and Ho, J. (2014), Hair Follicle Nevus of the Abdominal Skin: An Unusual Extracephalic Presentation. Pediatric Dermatology, 31: e85–e86. doi: 10.1111/pde.12315
- Issue published online: 24 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 6 MAR 2014
Hair follicle nevus (HFN) is a rare hamartoma typically diagnosed on the face of infants, where it may clinically mimic an accessory tragus. We report a 6-month-old boy who presented with a congenital fleshy, bilobed papule in the midline of his upper abdomen that upon excision was classified as an HFN based on detailed histopathologic examination. Our report documents a previously undescribed extracephalic location of the HFN and therefore expands the spectrum of clinical presentations of this rare hamartoma.