Document Type : Case reports


1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

2 Department of Haematology, Ampang Hospital, Ampang, Malaysia


Introduction: Nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis (NLCS) is uncommon and can be encountered in various medical special- ties. In this study, we report a rare case of solitary pedunculated nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis in a middle-aged female patient and highlight its clinical and histopathological features.
Case Presentation: A 43-year-old Malaysian female patient presented to our center with a 2-cm long and 1-cm wide solitary, flesh- colored nodule over the anterolateral aspect of her thigh. Excisional biopsy was performed, and the histopathology report showed NLCS. There are three types of NLCS, namely the solitary, multiple, and generalized forms. The etiology of NLCS is usually idiopathic, with no gender or familial preponderance. NLCS is usually misdiagnosed and should be differentiated from nevus sebaceous, con- nective tissue nevus, neurofibroma, lymphangioma, hemangioma, and focal dermal hypoplasia (also known as Goltz syndrome). Conclusions: In conclusion, NLCS is rare and benign condition, which should be differentiated from other malignant skin condi- tions as it is commonly misdiagnosed. Therefore, physicians and surgeons should be aware of its clinical and histopathological features.


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