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Cutis verticis gyrata


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Overview

Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) refers to deep folds on the scalp that look similar to the folds of the brain.[1][2] In CVG there may be 2 to more than 10 folds. It most commonly develops after puberty, but before age 30. CVG may occur alone or in association with neuropsychiatric conditions, eye abnormalities, or inflammatory conditions.[1][2][3] CVG may worsen overtime. Rare cases of CVG occurring with skin cancer (melanoma) have been described.[2]
Last updated: 5/15/2014

References

  1. Skibinska MD, Janniger CK. Cutis Verticis Gyrata. eMedicine. 2008; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1113735-overview. Accessed 7/31/2009.
  2. Larson F. Cutis verticis gyrata. DermNet NZ. 2009; http://dermnetnz.org/dermal-infiltrative/cutis-verticis-gyrata.html. Accessed 7/31/2009.
  3. Chang GY. Cutis verticis gyrata, underrecognized neurocutaneous syndrome. Neurology. August 1996; 47(2):573-5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8757042. Accessed 5/15/2014.
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