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Vasconcelos B.N.,Military Police Central Hospital | Vasconcelos B.N.,State University of Rio de Janeiro | Benez M.D.V.,State University of Rio de Janeiro | Benez M.D.V.,Armed Forces Central Hospital | And 4 more authors.
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia | Year: 2011

This report describes the case of a cystic hygroma on the face of a four-month old child. There was a history of congenital swelling of the right hemiface that decreased considerably following signs of infection. The cystic hygroma or lymphangioma is a rare congenital malformation of the lymphatic system that is present at birth in 50% of cases. It is usually located on the neck or face. It generally grows slowly and progressively and may compress and infiltrate adjacent structures. Its spontaneous regression occurs in only 6% of cases. ©2011 by Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia.


Cosendey F.E.,Rubem David Azulay Institute of Dermatology | Cosendey F.E.,Military Police Central Hospital | Martinez N.S.,Rubem David Azulay Institute of Dermatology | Bernhard G.A.,Rubem David Azulay Institute of Dermatology | And 5 more authors.
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia | Year: 2010

Becker nevus syndrome is a phenotype characterized by the fundamental presence of Becker's nevus with ipsilateral hypoplasia of the breast or other skin, skeletal and/or muscular disorders. This syndrome generally originates at birth, intensifies significantly in adolescence and is one of the syndromes that constitute epidermal nevus syndrome. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case published in the Brazilian literature of Becker nevus syndrome associated with Becker's nevus, ipsilateral breast hypoplasia and scoliosis in a 14-year-old girl. ©2010 by Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia.

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