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Aplasia cutis congenita of the scalp with sagittal venous sinus exposure
  1. Jenny F Goncalves1,
  2. Tiago Milheiro Silva1,
  3. Israel Macedo2
  1. 1 Departamento de Pediatria Médica, Hospital Dona Estefania, Lisboa, Portugal
  2. 2 Maternidade Dr Alfredo da Costa, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jenny F Goncalves, Hospital Dona Estefania, Rua Jacinta Marto, Lisboa 1169-045, Portugal, jennycfg{at}

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Aplasia cutis congenita is an uncommon condition (estimated global incidence 0.5–1 in 10 000 neonates)1 characterised by a localised defect of all skin layers and subcutaneous tissue, sometimes extending to the underlying bone and meningeal layers.2 Some of the possible complications include haemorrhage, trauma, venous sinus thrombosis and infection (including meningitis).3 The management is …

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