Aplasia cutis congenita
Last Updated: 2023-07-07
Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.
Congenital malformation of the skin on the head.
Incidence: 3/100 000.
Mostly spontaneous, rarely AD or AR.
There are associated syndromes such as: Adams-Oliver syndrome, pyloric stenosis, Partau syndrome etc.
Membranous ACC: Mostly circular hairless/epidermis-less, rarely bullous, area on the capillitium.
Non-membranous ACC: Larger and more irregular hairless areas on the capillitium that may extend to the nodule or meninges.
No biopsy, especially for non-membranous ACC!
In non-membranous ACC, an MRI is necessary to identify the depth of the pathology. Only then should a cosmetic surgical procedure be planned.
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