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Aplasia Cutis Congenita of the Trunk Associated With Fetus Papyraceous

Chan, Rodney K. MD; Liu, Allen S. MD; Rogers, Gary F. MD, MPH

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: July 2012 - Volume 23 - Issue 4 - p 995–997
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31824e27ac
Original Articles

Aplasia cutis congenita is failure of development of all layers of the skin. This condition most commonly affects the scalp and is typically an isolated finding. In rare instances, it can affect other anatomic sites and may be associated with syndromes or other causes. We discuss an infant born with extensive aplasia cutis congenita of the trunk related to twin fetal demise (fetus papyraceous). Conservative management with moist dressings led to satisfactory healing.

From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Received August 26, 2011.

Accepted for publication January 17, 2012.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Gary F. Rogers, MD, MPH, Division of Plastic Surgery, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010; E-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2012 Mutaz B. Habal, MD