Nevus Sebaceous of Jadassohn
This benign skin lesion is typically present at birth and appears on the head and neck region. Nevus sebaceous are usually superficial skin lesions that are well-circumscribed, but appear as irregularly raised yellowish plaques. These lesions commonly grow on the scalp area in kids. Noticeably, they do not allow normal hair growth so that can be quite noticeable as a small bald spot. Most parents request that they be removed for aesthetic reasons, as they do not wish their child to grow up with a bald spot. However, there is a real medical reason to remove these nevi. Although nevus sebaceous lesions are benign, they do have a distinct risk of transformation to basal cell carcinoma that occurs in about 10%.
*photos on this post are not actual patients of Dr. Brenner.