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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 196-198

Nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis: An unusual presentation

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, JLN Medical College and Hospitals, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

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Ashish Dhamija
Room No. 25, Resident Doctors Hostel, JLN Medical College and Hospital, Ajmer, Rajasthan
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.101819

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Nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis (NLCS) is an uncommon benign hamartomatous condition characterized by the presence of mature ectopic adiopocytes in the dermis. It was first reported by Hoffman and Zurhelle in 1921. Clinically they areit is classified into two forms. The classical form is characterized by groups of multiple, non-tender, soft, pedunculated, cerebriform, yellowish or skin-colored papules, nodules, or plaques. The other form of NLCS clinically manifests as a solitary dome-shaped or sessile papule. The classical NLCS is mostly reported to involve the pelvic or gluteal region. We report here a case of adult-onset classical NLCS on perianal area because of its rarity and unusual location. In addition, our patient also had some rare features of NLCS, such as recurrent in nature, presence of foul-smelling discharge, and comedo-like plugs on the lesions.

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