RIO DE JANEIRO – Doctors in Brazil tell of the case of a 21-year-old man who has a rare medical condition, in which the scalp looks like brain. The doctors describe the condition, which began about two years ago, in a paper published in “The New England Journal of Medicine.”
Scalp Looks Like Brain: Not Hip Haircut
According to doctors, there is evidence that the patient must have “cutis verticis gyrate,” a condition in which the scalp develops unusual morphological ruts and bumps resembling the surface of a brain.
The condition did not require surgery because it did not cause problems to the patient’s health, said the doctors. The peculiar change in the texture of the man’s scalp reportedly did not bother him.
A clinical examination showed that the changes appeared after an overgrowth of skin on the patient’s scalp. The patient presented no psychiatric or neurological problems resulting from the condition.
A scalp biopsy showed no inflammation or other changes present. At the request of treating physicians, media did not disclose the patient’s name or hometown.