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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 129541, 3 pages
Case Report

Bilateral Temporal Triangular Alopecia Associated with Phakomatosis Pigmentovascularis Type IV Successfully Treated with Follicular Unit Transplantation

1Department of Dermatology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 710 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
2Department of Dermatology, Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh 11159, Saudi Arabia

Received 10 June 2011; Accepted 8 July 2011

Academic Editors: I. D. Bassukas, T. Erdem, K. Jimbow, and J. T. Lear

Copyright © 2011 Robin Unger and Mohammed A. Alsufyani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Temporal triangular alopecia (TTA), also known as congenital triangular alopecia, is a nonscarring, noninflammatroy, circumscribed form of alopecia. TTA has been associated with several disorders, such as Phakomatosis Pigmentovascularis. Hair restoration surgery using follicular unit transplantation has been a successful treatment modality for TTA. Herein we report such a success that was sustained for over six years.