Branchial vestiges, or ear tags, are remnants of the rudimentary ears as they are forming in vivo.
Newborns may sometimes presents with patchy areas of the scalp missing skin or bone with exposed dural (sac covering brain) tissue.
Dermoid cysts are masses (bumps) commonly found in the region of the nose, eye brow, and scalp of young children.
Neurofibroma is a benign tumor of the tissue that surrounds nerves.
A sebaceous nevus appears as a yellow/orange, smooth birthmark, often found in the scalp.
A congenital nevus, “mole”, “birthmark”, is a nest of pigmented cells called melanocytes located underneath the skin causing a discoloration.
As mere mortals, there is almost nothing we can do to prevent scar formation, but we do have techniques that allow us to minimize the amount of scars formed.