Dermatology Book


Becker's Nevus

Aka: Becker's Nevus, Becker's Nevus Syndrome
  1. Pathophysiology
    1. Does not contain nevus cells
    2. Onset in teen boys
  2. Signs
    1. Components
      1. Brown Macule with sharp borders and irregular shape
      2. Hair tuft
        1. Variably present and may be present without the Macule
    2. Distribution
      1. Shoulder
      2. Back
      3. Breast
  3. Associated Conditions: Becker's Nevus Syndrome
    1. Skin lesion with Smooth Muscle fiber abnormalities
    2. Breast hypoplasia (unilateral)
    3. Limb hypoplasia (unilateral)
    4. Scoliosis
    5. Spina Bifida Occulta
  4. Prognosis
    1. No risk of malignancy
  5. Reference
    1. Habif (2003) Clinical Dermatology, 4th ed.. Mosby, p. 773-813

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