Cutis verticis gyrata
Other Names for this Disease
- Primary cutis verticis gyrata
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 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. CVG may worsen overtime. Rare cases of CVG occurring with skin cancer (melanoma) have been described.Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) refers to deep folds on the scalp that look similar to the folds of the brain.
Last updated: 5/15/2014
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