A Rare Case of Cutis Verticis Gyrata with Underlying Cerebriform Intradermal Nevus
hair loss, skin folds, CIN, CVG
Dermatology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) is an uncommon condition of the scalp known for redundant, thickened folds, which emulate the cerebral gyri of the brain. This unusual finding is catalogued as primary essential, primary non-essential, and secondary. While primary essential CVG is an isolated and idiopathic condition, primary non-essential CVG is deemed to be related to neurological, ophthalmological, or psychiatric disorders. Secondary CVG may be due to a variety of systemic disorders, inflammatory dermatoses, or cutaneous neoplasms or infiltrates. This report serves as an example of secondary CVG due to a cerebriform intradermal nevus, with specific focus on clinical course, treatment options, and critical screening guidelines for these patients.
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Fronek L F, Braunlich K, Farsi M, et al. (December 29, 2019) A Rare Case of Cutis Verticis Gyrata with Underlying Cerebriform Intradermal Nevus. Cureus 11(12): e6499. doi:10.7759/cureus.6499