sebaceous nevus syndrome

a syndrome characterized by a sebaceous nevus or nevi in a linear formation, present at birth and changing progressively throughout life. Some patients have neurologic symptoms (retardation or seizures) or ophthalmologic abnormalities. After puberty the nevi become thickened and verrucous, often with projections and numerous other skin changes; eventually some lesions become nodular and may develop benign or malignant adnexal tumors or basal cell carcinoma. Called also Feuerstein-Mims, Schimmelpenning, or Solomon s., linear nevus sebaceus s., and linear sebaceous nevus syndrome.

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