Cutis verticis gyrata

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Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) is considered as the medical descriptive term for a scalp condition that is characterized with furrows and convoluted folds that form from a thickened area of the scalp that resembles the cerebriform pattern.


MRI and CT scans are used to check possible association to possible mental retardation as well as any other ophthalmologic and neurologic abnormalities.


Before any form of treatment may be administered, a definitive diagnosis should be properly established. Cutis verticis gyrate is usually considered as a cosmetic problem that can be treated through a surgical operation but may have some psychological repercussions. The hygiene of the furrows and folds is highly important and at times a medicated shampoo is recommended.

Symptoms and Signs

The scalp is the primary affected area of cutis verticis gyrate that is known to affect the occipital and vertex region. In some cases, it affects the entire scalp of the patient. The skin color will still remain unchanged but hair growth over the scalp folds may be sparse. air over the folds may be sparse but normal in the furrows.


The main cause of Cutis verticis gyrate is still largely unknown but in most cases it is said to be an autosomal dominant inheritance. This consition is prevalent in men and develops right after puberty.

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