What are epidermal nevi?

Also known as: epidermal nevus, epidermal nevus syndromes, EN’s

Epidermal nevi are abnormal benign, or non-cancerous, large patches featuring plaques of flat or slightly raised brown skin or nodules/domes that can be smooth or rough and are sometimes found on the skin of the face, the torso, or arms. Epidermal nevi appear at birth or within the first years of life and may grow in size before adolescents. There are a number of types and some syndromes that can cause problems in bones, brain, and other organs.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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