A newborn baby boy presented with a full thickness defect of the scalp, skull, and dura measuring 6 × 7 cm caused by aplasia cutis congenita. Full thickness loss is extremely rare and to our knowledge this case is the twenty-first reported. It has an established mortality of up to 55%. An encephalocele forced us to do an emergency operation with a single large scalp flap based on the supratrochlear and superficial temporal arteries. After revision the child is now 9 months old and progressing well. There are several ways to treat these rare and delicate cases.

Aplasia cutis congenita of the scalp, the skull, and the dura / Ribuffo, D.; Costantini, M.; Gullo, P.; Houseman, N. D.; Taylor, G. I.. - In: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY. - ISSN 0284-4311. - 37:3(2003), pp. 176-180. [10.1080/02844310310007809]

Aplasia cutis congenita of the scalp, the skull, and the dura

Ribuffo D.;Gullo P.;
2003

Abstract

A newborn baby boy presented with a full thickness defect of the scalp, skull, and dura measuring 6 × 7 cm caused by aplasia cutis congenita. Full thickness loss is extremely rare and to our knowledge this case is the twenty-first reported. It has an established mortality of up to 55%. An encephalocele forced us to do an emergency operation with a single large scalp flap based on the supratrochlear and superficial temporal arteries. After revision the child is now 9 months old and progressing well. There are several ways to treat these rare and delicate cases.
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