What is the role of surgery in the treatment of epidermal nevus syndrome (ENS)?

Updated: Mar 26, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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If the size and the site are suitable, the nevus may be excised if desired by the patient. [39]

A neonate with seizures, linear sebaceous nevus syndrome, and hemimegalencephaly benefited from a hemispherectomy at 36 weeks' gestational age. [40]

Carbon dioxide laser therapy for linear nevus sebaceous in the Schimmelpenning-Feuerstein-Mims syndrome may be beneficial. [41]


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