Verrucous Epidermal Nevus

  • Enzo Errichetti
  • Giuseppe Stinco


Verrucous epidermal nevus represents the most frequent variant of epidermal nevus, a general term encompassing a variety of hamartomatous ectodermal lesions characterized by epidermal changes. Clinically, it presents as skin-colored, gray-brown verrucous papules, often coalescing to form well-demarcated papillomatous plaques. Dermatoscopy frequently shows brown circles, which consist of oval or round structures characterized by a hyperchromic brown edge surrounding a hypochromic area. Other findings include fissures, keratin-filled crypts, comedo-like openings, milia, brownish globules, and cerebriform or cobblestone appearance.


Verrucous epidermal nevus Hamartomas Brown circles Fissures Comedo-like openings Cerebriform appearance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Area, Institute of DermatologyUniversity of UdineUdineItaly

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