Epidermal nevus: Surgical treatment by partial-thickness skin excision

A. L. Dellon, R. Luethke, L. Wong, N. Barnett

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A child with epidermal nevus, systematized, is reported in which diffuse areas of pruritic and bleeding tissue were treated by partial-thickness skin excision, a technique reported to have been successful in other forms of benign dyskeratosis, such as psoriasis. At age 5 years, a test region of the anterior thigh was treated and remained disease free with an acceptable scar. At age 8 years, this technique was applied to the back, buttock, calf, and thigh. While the areas remain disease free, they have, unfortunately, healed with hypertrophic and keloid scars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-296
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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