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Medical Term:

nevus sebaceus

Definition

congenital papillary acanthosis of the epidermis, with hyperplasia of sebaceous glands developing at puberty and presence of apocrine glands in nonapocrine areas of the skin (commonly the scalp). A variety of epithelial tumors may arise from a nevus sebaceus in adult life, most commonly basal cell carcinoma.

Synonym(s): Jadassohn nevus

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