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Clinical Note
January 2001

Scalp Aplasia Cutis Congenita Presenting With Sagittal Sinus Hemorrhage

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Drs Kim and Tatum), Pediatrics (Dr Tatum), and Neurosurgery (Dr Rodziewicz), State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(1):71-74. doi:10.1001/archotol.127.1.71

We describe an infant with aplasia cutis congenita of the scalp complicated by sagittal sinus hemorrhage. The defect was successfully managed by primary closure with scalp flaps. The literature on aplasia cutis congenita is reviewed, including etiology, genetic transmission, associated anomalies, and options for management. The potentially fatal outcome highlights the importance of early surgical coverage of the exposed superior sagittal sinus to avoid life-threatening hemorrhage and other complications.

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