Case 21: Skin from Mid-Forehead, R/O Verruca Vulgaris

  • Dong-Lin XieEmail author
  • Tam H. Nguyen
  • Robert A. Norman
Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)


An 11-year-old female presented with a “strawberry mark” on her forehead since birth. Over the years, the mass grew slowly, and “spiky” projections emerged from the base. The patient denied any pain, pruritis, or bleeding from the area, but noted it was cosmetically concerning.


Forehead lesion Congenital nevus Nevus sebaceus Basal cell carcinoma Nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn Trichoblastoma Verruca vulgaris 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dong-Lin Xie
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tam H. Nguyen
    • 2
  • Robert A. Norman
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Ruffolo, Hooper & Associates, M.D, P.A.TampaUSA
  2. 2.DO, PGY-1 Larkin Community HospitalMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyNova Southeastern UniversityTampaUSA
  4. 4.Center for Geriatric Dermatology and Neuro-DermatologyTampaUSA

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