Cutis verticis gyrata

Last Updated: 2019-08-27

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

ICD11: -

Jadassohn 1906

Pachydermia verticis gyrata

Wrinkle-like proliferation of scalp.

Primary form: Occurs sporadically without known cause.

Secondary form: In the context of nevi (e.g. sebaeus nevus, epidermal nevus), systemic diseases (e.g. amyloidosis), syndromes (Beare-Steneson syndrome), or as a postinflammatory condition.

Finger thickness, elongated skin folds on the capillitium.

Medical history regarding a possible cause, see above.



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