Özhan Orhan1, Sabahattin Ertuğrul2, Hüseyin Elçi3, Sibel Tanriverdi Yılmaz4

1Artuklu University Pediatrics Mardin, Türkiye
2Dicle University, Neonatalogy Diyarbakır, Türkiye
3Kızıltepe State Hospital, Mardin, Türkiye
4Dicle University, Neonatalogy Diyarbakır, Türkiye

Keywords: Aplasia cutis congenita, scalp, wound care


Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a rare heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by the absence of skin at birth. It affects males and females equally. It is usually located on the scalp and can be in different sizes from 0.5 up to 15 cm. Typically, it is sporadic, although hereditary cases have also been reported. In cases with bone tissue absence under the lesion, the risk of developing complications increases, and surgical intervention may be required. In this article, we presented a rare case of ACC without underlying bone tissue that covers a very large area on the scalp. In this case, the lesion epithelialized with local treatment without need for any reconstructive surgery.

Cite this article as: Orhan O, Ertugrul S, Elci H, Tanriverdi Yilmaz S. A Case Of Congenital Aplasia Cutis Occupying A Large Area On The Scalp. Pediatr Acad Case Rep. 2023;2(1):26-7.

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