Cutis verticis gyrata secondary to cerebriform intradermal nevus

@article{Er2016CutisVG,
  title={Cutis verticis gyrata secondary to cerebriform intradermal nevus},
  author={Olcay Er and Seray K{\"u}lc{\"u} Çakmak and Serra Kayaçetin and Emine Tamer and Ferda Art{\"u}z},
  journal={Our Dermatology Online},
  year={2016},
  volume={8},
  pages={406-408}
}
Cutis verticis gyrata is a rare disease, characterized by skin folds and grooves resembling the brain surface [1]. It is usually observed on the scalp but involvement of neck, legs, buttocks and scrotum have also been reported [2]. Basically, it has been classified as primary (essential and non-essential) and secondary cutis verticis gyrata. The primary essential form evolves from normal skin, on the other hand secondary forms can be associated with neoplasms, inflammatory diseases, systemic… 

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