aplasia cutis congenita


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Related to aplasia cutis congenita: Fetal hydantoin syndrome, sirenomelia

a·pla·si·a cu·'tis con·gen·'i·ta

[MIM*107600, *207700, *207730]
congenital absence or deficiency of a localized area of skin, with the base of the defect covered by a thin translucent membrane; most often a single area near the vertex of the scalp, but may occur in other areas; underlying structures may also be affected; autosomal inheritance, either dominant or recessive.

aplasia cutis congenita

Defective development of a localized area of the skin, usually on the scalp. The area is usually covered by a thin, translucent membrane.
See also: aplasia
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Aplasia cutis congenita: a clinical review and proposal for classification.
Early composite cranioplasty in infants with severe aplasia cutis congenita: A report of two cases.
Management of aplasia cutis congenita in a non-scalp location.
Aplasia cutis congenita: surgical treatment and results in 36 cases.
Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is an uncommon heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by a congenital absence of skin.1,2 This condition was first described by Cordon in 1767 in an extremity.
Baselga et al.5 reported six families in whom more than one member had non-membranous aplasia cutis congenita of the scalp located along the vertex.
Systemic aplasia cutis congenita: A case report and review of the literature.