A case of cutis verticis gyrata associated with epilepsy

Mohammad Abid Keen, Iffat Hassan

Abstract


Cutis vertices gyrata (CVG) is characterized by thickening of the scalp, which becomes raised to form ridges and furrows resembling cerebral gyri that cannot be flattened by traction or pressure. The etiology is diverse, since different collections of cell types may be responsible for outward convoluted appearance. Herein a case of CVG associated with epilepsy is reported in a young girl in view of the clinical rarity of this association.

 


Keywords


Cutis vertices gyrata, epilepsy, scalp, cerebral gyri

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