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Tunis Med. 2006 Dec;84(12):800-2.

[Nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis: a clinico-pathological study of 13 cases].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service d'anatomopathologie, Hôpital La Rabta, Tunis.


Nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis (NLCS) is a rare hamartomatous skin lesion histologically characterised by the presence of mature fat tissue within the dermis. Clinically, two types of NLCS can be distinguished: a multiple type of Hoffmann-Zurhelle and a solitary type. We report a retrospective study of 13 cases of NLCS seen in the Anatomopathological department of La Rabta hospital of Tunis during a period of 12 years (1992-2004). Two clinical forms were distinguished: the solitary form (11 cases) consisting of a unique papulo-nodular lesion and the multiple form (2 cases). Histologically, the tumor consisted in all cases on mature fat tissue.

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