Cutis verticis gyrata

Case contributed by Dr Huda B. Gharbia


History of myelofibrosis, complaining headache.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Marked thickening of scalp with ridges and furrows, anterior to posterior in direction, involving dermis and subcutis,  resemble gyriform surface of cerebral cortex.

Also noted hypointense thickened calvarial bone with small enhanced nodules, likely changes related to myelofibrosis.

Mucosal thickening of both maxillary and right frontal sinuses, sinusitis.

Case Discussion

Thickened scalp with ridges and furrows, giving a gyriform surface of cerebral cortex, suggestive cutis verticis gyrata. Given the history of myelofibrosis, this may be secondary cutis verticis gyrata.

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Case information

rID: 79306
Published: 23rd Jun 2020
Last edited: 29th Jun 2020
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