The association of skeletal anomalies, including limb asymmetry, has been well documented with a variety of epidermal nevi. We are unaware of a similar association with a Becker's nevus. In this report we describe a patient in whom Becker's nevus on the leg was associated with enlargement of the ipsilateral foot.
Report of a Case
A 12-year-old girl was seen in the Dermatology Clinic at the Yale-New Haven Hospital with a history of a gradually enlarging, tan-brown discoloration of the skin on the posterior aspect of the lower part of her right leg. The lesion had developed during a three-year period. Although there had been slight pruritus when the lesion was first noted, the symptom gradually disappeared. Her right foot had become considerably larger than her left foot at 9 years of age. At one time she required a size 8 shoe on her right foot and a size 6½
Lucky AW, Saruk M, Lerner AB. Becker's Nevus Associated With Limb Asymmetry. Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(4):243. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650040059024