Korean J Dermatol.  2009 Aug;47(8):971-975.

Nipple Shaped Solitary Nevus Lipomatosus Cutaneous Superficialis: Report of a Case and a Review of the Korean Literatures

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. dermayun@chonbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis is a fairly uncommon form of connective tissue disorder, and this is characterized by the ectopic deposition of fat lobules in the dermis. There are two clinical variants: the multiple and solitary types. Particularly for the case of the solitary forms, it seems preferable to regard them instead as pedunculated lipofibromas. We report here on a case of a nipple shaped solitary nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis, and we also review the Korean cases. Till now, 22 cases in Koreahave been reported as a solitary nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis and a pedunculated lipofibroma, or both. The review of the Korean cases revealed that solitary nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis almost always exhibits a single skin-colored dome shaped or pedunculated nodule on the thigh and buttock, as well as on the non-girdle area after the 4th decade, and it has no histopathological difference from the multiple forms.

Keyword

Nipple shape; Pedunculated lipofibroma; Solitary nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis

MeSH Terms

Buttocks
Connective Tissue
Dermis
Nevus
Nipples
Thigh
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