Images in the Medical Sciences| Volume 348, ISSUE 2, P176, August 2014

Cutis Verticis Gyrata

      A 67-year-old man with newly diagnosed peripheral T-cell lymphoma was admitted to the hospital to start chemotherapy. In anticipation of treatment-related alopecia, the patient requested to have his head shaved. His scalp had multiple folds extending from anterior to posterior in a cerebriform pattern (Figure 1). With firm palpation, the furrows did not flatten or correct, consistent with cutis verticis gyrata (CVG). On further history, the patient had bilateral cataract surgery 10 years prior. Two years before this admission, he underwent neurocognitive testing, which revealed a low-average to mild-deficient IQ score.
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        • Diven D.G.
        • Tanus T.
        • Raimer S.S.
        Cutis verticis gyrata.
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