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ISSN: 2643-6760

Surgery & Case Studies: Open Access Journal

Case Report(ISSN: 2643-6760)

Surgical Management of Multiple Nevus Lipomatosis Superficialis: A Case Report

Volume 1 - Issue 1

Ameen Barghi* and Arundhati Ghosh

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    • Department of Surgery, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, USA

    *Corresponding author: Ameen Barghi, Department of Surgery, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, USA

Received: May 05, 2018;   Published: May 11, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/SCSOAJ.2018.01.000105

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Abstract

Nevus lipomatosis superficialis is a rare skin lesion characterized by the ectopic dermal deposition of adipose tissue. While benign, it typically presents in the second to third decade of life as regional discomfort. We present the case of multiple lesions requiring serial surgical management.

Presentation of Case: The patient was a 22-year-old male who presented with multiple, soft, warty lesions histologically consistent with nevus lipomatosis superficialis. He underwent excision of the largest mass and is undergoing multiple excisions for adjacent masses.

Discussion: Nevus lipomatosis superficialis is a rare connective tissue hamartoma of unclear etiology and multiple clinical subtypes. While management is typically surgical, efficacy of treatment options for multiple nearby lesions is not well characterized.

Conclusion: We review the literature for nevus lipomatosis superficialis and describe a case with multiple lesions of varying chronicity. Treatment must be chosen to optimize wound healing and cosmetic outcomes.

Keywords: Nevus lipomatosis superficialis; Multiple; Surgery; Skin; Excision

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