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October 1922


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1922;6(4):448-454. doi:10.1001/archderm.1922.02360040050006

Cutis verticis gyrata has been well described by various authors since the first report by Jadassohn at the Ninth German Dermatological Congress in Berne. A recent interesting report and review of the literature by Wise and Levin1 describes the first example of the anomaly observed in America. As far as I know, the cases that I am presenting constitute the second and third reported in this country.

The condition is characterized by the appearance of deep furrows and convolutions in the upper posterior portions of the scalp more or less resembling cerebral convolutions. By many it is regarded as a congenital tendency to furrowing which becomes pronounced later in life. My first patient comes in this category. Some believe that the process is usually intensified by local inflammation. My second patient comes under this classification.

Through the courtesy of Professor Lesser, I had the privilege of seeing a case