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December 1932


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(6):1020-1021. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450031022007

At the meeting of the American Dermatological Association in 1922 I reported two cases of cutis verticis gyrata1 and exhibited the scalp of the first patient in a Kaiserling preparation. In the first case there was no history or evidence of trauma, infection or past inflammation. Complete removal of the involved area followed by skin grafts produced excellent results.

The second case presented typical lesions in the occiput of four years' duration. The process was gradually becoming more accentuated. Chronic inflammation associated with severe seborrheic eczema seemed to be the main etiologic factor. There was no history or evidence of traumatism.

Lesion in author's third case.

My third case, a photograph from which is shown, is that of a man 25 years old, an American baker. In the upper occipital region he presents lesions typical of cutis verticis gyrata. His head is of the dolichocephalic type. The pronounced ridges