Cutis verticis gyrata

Last Updated: 2023-07-07

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


Jadassohn 1906

Pachydermia verticis gyrata

Wrinkled proliferation of scalp.

Primary form: occurs sporadically with no known cause.

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

Finger-thick, elongated folds of skin on the capillitium.

History regarding a possible cause.




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