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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73-75

Surgical excision of sebaceous nevus in children: What are the risks?

Department of Paediatric Surgery, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong

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Dr. Man Yee Paula Tang
Department of Surgery, United Christian Hospital
Hong Kong
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdds.jdds_27_18

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Background: Sebaceous naevus is a common dermatological condition seen in children. Evidence on the incidence and prevalence of the complication of surgical excision is lacking. Objectives: We aim to review our single center's experience in managing paediatric patients with sebaceous naevus in the past ten years. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of patients with surgical excision of sebaceous naevus performed in our center in the past ten years. Results: 70 surgical excisions of sebaceous naevus were reviewed. 13% were planned staged excision while 5.7% were unplanned revisional excision. 84% of the excision were performed under general anaesthesia and 4.2% were performed under local anaesthetics. Conclusion: A complication rate of 5.7% for unplanned second operation was noted for paediatric patients undergoing sebaceous naevus excision.

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