'Brainy' Scalp: A Look at Cutis Verticis Gyrata

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Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) is a rare disorder where the scalp is thickened and folded in a way that looks like the surface of the brain. There is currently no cure but treatment with plastic surgery is available. The classifications for this condition include primary essential CVG (cause is unknown), primary non-essential CVG (may be associated with neurological disorder), and secondary CVG (a side effect of another disease).

'Brainy' Scalp: A Look at Cutis Verticis Gyrata
'Brainy' Scalp: A Look at Cutis Verticis Gyrata

Kassim Robinson used to hide his head under a heap of dreadlocks. But now the 30-year-old nurse wears his hair short, thanks to surgery to smooth out his "brainy" scalp. "I always had a lot of skin on my head," said Robinson, who was diagnosed with CVG in high school after getting a haircut. "I ...

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