Facial nevus sebaceous in six children: an unusual location.

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Nevus sebaceous (NS) is a congenital skin condition which typically appears on the scalp, but may also develop on the face or neck. The lesion usually presents with a yellow-orange to tan waxy appearance, and is most commonly found in otherwise unaffected infants. This report describes six infants with facial NS at birth. Their lesions were arranged according to a typical linear pattern. i.e. along the Blaschko lines. Interestingly, these lesions presented in unusual patterns, such as sickle-shaped, hook-like, letter "w" shaped and vertical line. None of the patients showed any associated abnormalities. Moreover, the lesion on the face of a boy began to resolve spontaneously six months later.

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