Cutis Verticis Gyrata Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Malgorzata D Skibinska, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Also consider cerebriform intradermal nevus. [21, 23, 55]

People who are mentally retarded are a group of patients among whom the condition is very common. Cutis verticis gyrata is easily missed because it is usually covered with hair. Consider the diagnosis of Turner syndrome in female infants with cutis verticis gyrata with or without peripheral lymphedema. [56]

Missing the diagnosis (especially if it is due to a cerebriform intradermal nevus) may prove fatal if malignant transformation has occurred. [21, 22, 54, 57]

Differential Diagnoses