DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

Neuroradiology

, Volume 43, Issue 10, pp 841-844

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MRI in essential primary cutis verticis gyrata

  • K. OkamotoAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Niigata University Faculty of Medicine, 1–757 Asahimachi-dori, Niigata 951–8510, Japan e-mail: nradioko@med.niigata-u.ac.jp Tel.: + 81-25-2 27 23 15 Fax: + 81-25-2 27 07 88
  • , J. ItoAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Niigata University Faculty of Dentistry, 2–5274 Gakkocho-dori, Niigata 951–8514, Japan
  • , S. TokiguchiAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Niigata University Faculty of Dentistry, 2–5274 Gakkocho-dori, Niigata 951–8514, Japan
  • , K. IshikawaAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Niigata University Faculty of Medicine, 1–757 Asahimachi-dori, Niigata 951–8510, Japan e-mail: nradioko@med.niigata-u.ac.jp Tel.: + 81-25-2 27 23 15 Fax: + 81-25-2 27 07 88
  • , T. FurusawaAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Niigata University Faculty of Medicine, 1–757 Asahimachi-dori, Niigata 951–8510, Japan e-mail: nradioko@med.niigata-u.ac.jp Tel.: + 81-25-2 27 23 15 Fax: + 81-25-2 27 07 88
  • , K. SakaiAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Niigata University Faculty of Medicine, 1–757 Asahimachi-dori, Niigata 951–8510, Japan e-mail: nradioko@med.niigata-u.ac.jp Tel.: + 81-25-2 27 23 15 Fax: + 81-25-2 27 07 88

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Abstract

We report MRI findings in four patients with essential primary cutis verticis gyrata (CVG). The patients were all men, aged 49–81 years (mean 65 years). They had no symptoms related to this rare scalp condition, preceding scalp disease or associated systemic disease. Coronal images showed a characteristic corrugated appearance of the thickened scalp at the vertex, diagnostic of CVG. Neuroradiologists should be aware of this condition.

Keywords Scalp Magnetic resonance imaging