NEVUS LIPOMATOSUS SUPERFICIALIS

nevus lipomatosus superficialis


The nevus lipomatosus superficialis (NLS) is an uncommon congenital (or acquired in the first 3 decades) grouping of soft, fleshy nodules, usually of the buttocks or thighs. It represents thinning of the dermis with protrusion of fat.

Clinical

Linear or grouped, soft, flesh-colored nodules in the lumbar area are characteristic of nevus lipomatosus superficialis (NLS). Rarely, the lesions may be linear or zosteriform distribution (see below).

Treatment

No treatment is needed. Simple excision may be done.

References

NLS appearing at 16 years of age. Indian J Dermatol 2014;59:205-6

J Clin Neonatol 2015;4:211-2

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