Becker nevus

Beck·er ne·vus

(bek'ĕr), [MIM*604919]
a nevus first seen as an irregular pigmentation of the shoulders, upper chest, or scapular area, gradually enlarging irregularly and becoming thickened and hairy.
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Beck·er ne·vus

(bek'ĕr nē'vŭs)
A nevus first seen as an irregular pigmentation of the shoulders, upper chest, or scapular area, gradually enlarging irregularly and becoming thickened and hairy.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Becker,

Samuel W., U.S. dermatologist, 1894-1964.
Becker nevus - a nevus first seen as an irregular pigmentation of the shoulders, upper chest, or scapular area, gradually enlarging irregularly and becoming thickened and hairy. Synonym(s): pigmented hair epidermal nevus
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To date, there are six specific epidermal nevus syndromes identified: sebaceous nevus syndrome, nevus comedonicus syndrome, Becker nevus syndrome, phakomatosis pigmentokeratotica, Proteus syndrome, congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform nevus and limb defects, and cutaneous-skeletal hypophosphatemia syndrome.
Dermoscopic features of congenital melanocytic nevus and Becker nevus in an adult male population: an analysis with 10-fold magnification.
Treatment for Becker nevus is mainly for cosmetic reasons.
It has been reportedly associated with ipsilateral anomalies like mammary hyperplasia, supernumerary nipple, aplasia of the pectoralis, lipoatrophy, shortage of ipsilateral inferior member, spina bifida, and anomalies specific to Becker nevus syndrome.
On histopathological examination of 85 cases, 11 were classical Lichen planus and 09 were its morphological variants (Figure 2); 5 cases of Psoriasis, 5 cases of Prurigo nodularis, 4 cases of Morphea (Figure 3), 4 cases of Lichen simplex chronicus, 3 cases of Lichen striatus, 3 cases of Verruca plana, 3 cases of Becker nevus, 2 cases of Pemphigus foliaceus, 2 cases of Linear epidermal nevus (Figure 4), 2 cases of Macular amyloidosis, 2 cases of Lentigo simplex, 2 cases of LSEA and one case each of other lesions as shown in Table 1.