Gladys Telang

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Becker's nevus (Becker's melanosis, Becker's pigmentary hamartoma, nevoid melanosis, pigmented hairy epidermal nevus)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Becker’s nevus is a cutaneous hamartoma composed of hair follicles and arrector pili muscles and is not a true nevomelanocytic lesion. Hence the term, Becker’s nevus, is actually a misnomer. The diagnosis of Becker’s nevus is typically made clinically, although a biopsy may be necessary in some cases to…

Smooth Muscle Hamartoma (Congenital Smooth Muscle Hamartoma, Acquired Smooth Muscle Hamartoma)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Smooth muscle hamartoma is an uncommon benign cutaneous lesion, characterized histologically by a proliferation of smooth muscle bundles within the dermis. The lesion is typically noted at birth or during infancy, although several cases of acquired smooth muscle hamartoma have…

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