Treatment of Verrucouse Epidermal Nevus with Combination of Shave Removal and CO2 Laser


  • Hossein Kavoussi
  • Ali Ebrahimi

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2013;7(1):0-0


Verrucous epidermal nevi are hamartomatous lesions of epidermis that induce aesthetic problems especially in face and neck. Many treatments are suggested for this disorder but most of them are disappointing.

Material and Methods:

This was a follow- up study done on 14 patients (7 male, 7 female) aged 16-34 years. Initially shave removal was done by dermabrasion or curette to papillary dermis and later 3 passes of CO2 laser were made in abrasive area.


From 14 patients, 2 and 12 patients had systemized and localized types respectively; 10 patients (71.4%), and 2 patients (8.3%) responded well from excellent to moderate respectively, but 2 patients (8.3%) showed poor response, although no complication was ever seen on any patients.


This treatment is appropriate for extensive, thickened, non-pigmented lesions, resistant to other treatments of verrucous epidermal nevi.

Keywords: Verrucouse epidermal nevi, shave removal, CO2 laser, dermabrasion , curette