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cutis verticis gyrata( What is this? )

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#1 janeygirl


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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:02 PM

Can anyone tell me what cutis verticis gyrata is???? any imformation would be good, if not does anyone know if there is a website like this one that I would be able to get imformation from?? thanks all
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 01:30 AM

<< Cutis verticis gyrata >>

Hi Atnaw ,

If you type in those words into Google you will find lots of reading about it. This came up on one article.
"Cutis verticis gyrata or CVG for short, is a superficial condition usually associated with thickening of the scalp. Sufferers show visible folds, ridges or creases on the surface of the top of the scalp. The number of folds can vary from 2 to roughly 10. The folds are typically soft and spongy cannot be corrected with pressure. The color of the skin is not affected."

The condition typically affects the central and rear regions of the scalp, but sometimes can involve the entire scalp.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:02 AM

This is a new one! Here's the eMedicine.com website on cutis verticis gyrata. To see images of it you can google it and click on "images" at the top of the page. I couldn't find a website dedicated specifically to it.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 07:09 PM

Thank you magaret and janey for your help... much apprieciated.... If anyone has any other imformation or web sites for this that would be great... Take care