Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) can occur as an isolated finding or associated with underlying malformations and defects. Imaging studies can be helpful to identify any underlying problems that need to be corrected.

Patient selection: aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) of the scalp


Indications for imaging studies:

(1) skin defect > 4 cm in diameter

(2) neurologic deficit

(3) hemorrhagic lesion (on the scalp may indicate sagittal sinus hemorrhage)

(4) membranous type

(5) hair collar sign or hair tuft of the scalp (signs of neuroectodermal defect)

(6) nodules

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