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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 4264721, 4 pages
Case Report

Aplasia Cutis Congenita of the Scalp with a Familial Pattern

Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh 11525, Saudi Arabia

Received 23 January 2016; Accepted 5 June 2016

Academic Editor: Yueh-Bih Tang

Copyright © 2016 Waleed AlShehri et al. 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.


Aplasia Cutis Congenita (ACC) is a condition characterized by congenital absence of skin, usually on the scalp. ACC can occur as an isolated condition or in the presence of other congenital anomalies. Here we describe a case of a 16-day-old baby girl with an isolated ACC of the scalp. Her elder two siblings have been diagnosed with ACC with concomitant cardiac or limb anomalies. The patient was managed conservatively until the defect has formed scar tissue 6 months later.