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August 1975

Nevus Sebaceous of Jadassohn

Author Affiliations

From the University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver (Drs. Baker and Templer), and the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, Denver General Hospital (Dr. Templer). Dr. Imber is in private practice in Dermatology in Denver.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(8):515-516. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780370057019

The nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn is a little known entity to most otolaryngologists. Most of the reported cases have occurred on the face or scalp. The lesion is usually congenital. It is a hairless, yellowish-red plaque until puberty when it becomes verrucous and unsightly. Benign or malignant tumors frequently develop. Associated ocular and central nervous system defects are occasionally present.

The treatment is full-thickness excision as early as is feasible for cosmetic purposes and to avert the potential development of benign or malignant tumors.