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Severe case of aplasia cutis congenita
  1. Ogho Otabor Olubor,
  2. Keira Hassim,
  3. Katharine Graham-Evans
  1. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ogho Otabor Olubor, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth PO6 3LY, UK; oghoolubor{at}

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A male infant was born at 35+6 weeks’ gestation to a 19-year-old woman by vaginal delivery after spontaneous onset of labour. There had been limited antenatal care within the UK with previous care in East Africa. Parents are non-consanguineous. The antenatal ultrasound at 34+5 weeks in the UK was normal.

After birth, the infant was noted to have a large defect on the right temporo-parieto-occipital region of …

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  • Contributors OOO conceptualised the work, performed the review of literature and wrote the discussion. KH drafted the initial case summary. KG-E supervised the writing and editing of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.