Nevus of Ota: A series of 15 cases

Shanmuga Sekar, Maria Kuruvila, Harsha Pai

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Background: The nevus of Ota is a dermal nevus characterized by bluish pigmentation in the distribution of the first and the second division of the trigeminal nerve. Aim: Our aim was to study the cutaneous and extracutaneous manifestations of the nevus of Ota. Methods: A total of 15 cases were included in our study. A detailed history, clinical examination along with direct ophthalmoscopy and otoscopy were done for all the cases. Results: Most of the patients (60%) had lesions at birth and the majority (86.7 %) were females. Five (33.3%) patients belonged to Tanino class II. Combined dermal and ocular involvement was observed in 60% of the cases. Conclusion: Tanino class II was the most common type observed in our studies. A few rarer associations such as nevus of Ito and hemangioma were also noted in our patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-127
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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