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Clinical Report

Becker Naevus Syndrome of the Lower Body: One Case and Review of the Literature

Kristina Schäfer, Boris Bauer, Julian Donhauser, Andreas Kerstan, Henning Hamm
DOI: 10.2340/00015555-2589


Becker naevus syndrome is a rare epidermal naevus syndrome defined by the co-occurrence of a Becker naevus with various cutaneous, muscular and skeletal anomalies. In the majority of cases, abnormalities exclusively consist of ipsilateral hypoplasia of the breast, areola and/or nipple in addition to the naevus. Here, we report on a 42-year-old woman with an extensive Becker naevus reaching from the left buttock to the left calf verified on histological examination. In addition, there was marked hypoplasia of the fatty tissue of the left thigh confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging in contrast to hyperplasia of the fatty tissue of the left gluteal area. Underlying muscles and bones were not affected. There was no difference in leg lengths. In addition, we review and discuss the features of Becker naevus syndrome with emphasis on 10 reported cases with involvement of the lower body.


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