SUBEPIDERMAL CALCIFIED NODULE

subepidermal calcified nodule


The subepidermal calcified nodule (SCN) is a benign, small, dermal deposition of calcium in a child.

Clinical

A solitary, white, verrucous papule on the face of a child is characteristic. Boys are more commonly affected, and the average age in one series was 7 years [J Assoc Military Dermatology 1984;10;10]. Often the lesion is thought to be a verruca and is frozen several times without benefit. One variant is congenital with a predilection for the ear.

Treatment

Simple shave excision may be done.

Additional Photos

subepidermal calcified nodule

SCN in a young boy.
subepidermal calcified nodule

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