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October 1970

Aplasia Cutis Congenita

Author Affiliations

Columbia, Mo; Iowa City

From the Section of Dermatology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Mo (Dr. Deeken) and the Department of Dermatology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City (Dr. Caplan).

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(4):386-389. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000100034008

Aplasia cutis congenita usually occurs on the midline of the posterior scalp, and the customary natural course is uneventful healing with the formation of either an atrophic or hypertrophic scar. This communication presents an additional 15 cases, emphasizes the usual absence of serious sequelae other than an occasional unsightly scar, notes some previously undescribed associated conditions, records three further instances of familial involvement, and discusses cosmetic management, including successful employment of punch-graft hair transplants.