Eur J Plast Surg (2010) 33:153–157 DOI 10.1007/s00238-009-0383-y CASE REPORT Primary cutis gyrata: review of literature and a successful new surgical approach Moataz El-Husseiny & Jeremy Yarrow & Naiem Moiemen Received: 17 June 2009 /Accepted: 14 December 2009 /Published online: 29 January 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 Introduction were unable to find any report of one-stage tissue expansion followed by reconstruction for correction of Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) is an uncommon, long-lasting CVG. In this case series, we describe a new surgical progressive condition of the scalp characterised by folds technique for treatment of primary CVG with single-stage and ridges resembling the surface of the brain with an tissue expansion followed by reconstruction of the scalp. estimated prevalence of 1 in 100,000 in males and 0.026 in 100,000 in females . It is divided into primary CVG which usually develops after puberty (90%) and before age Technique 30 years and secondary CVG which is due to an underlying pathology and may be present at birth . The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. Primary CVG occurs in patients with normal skin Depending on the extent of scalp involved, one or two histopathology and can be associated with neuropsychiatric tissue expanders are
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2010
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