Giant nevocellular nevi with rickets and brainstem tumor

Chi Chang Shieh, Pen Jung Wang

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A boy, 9 years, 8 months of age, with hairy pigmented nevi over the trunk, upper extremities, and face with bone deformities characteristic of rickets was admitted because of general weakness and poor appetite for 3 weeks. Repeated examinations demonstrated marked brainstem dysfunction; a brainstem tumor was visualized by computed tomography. The patient died 14 days after admission despite supportive treatment. The relationship between giant intradermal nevocellular nevi and brain tumor is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-454
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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