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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Clinical Neurology