Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 9

Aplasia Cutis Congenita of the Scalp Revealing Trisomy 13

Amal Badre*, T Faid, M Lehlimi, M Chemsi, A Habzi and S Benomar

Neonatal Medicine and Resuscitation Department, Abderrahim Harouchi Children's Hospital, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Casablanca, Morocco

*Corresponding Author: Amal Badre, Neonatal Medicine and Resuscitation Department, Abderrahim Harouchi Children's Hospital, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Hassan II University Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco.

Received: June 03, 2021; Published: August 02, 2021

Citation: Amal Badre., et al. “Aplasia Cutis Congenita of the Scalp Revealing Trisomy 13". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 4.9 (2021): 47-50.


Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is an uncommon congenital malformation affecting mainly the scalp in front of the lambda fontanelle. It is characterized by a focal absence of epidermis, dermis, and in some cases subcutaneous tissues, including bone and dura mater. This malformation is unique in 75%, but it may be part of a poly malformation syndrome. Aplasia cutis congenita represents a clinical sign that may be indicative of bone agenesis or severe genetic abnormalities. We report in this article the case of a male newborn, issued from a non-consanguineous marriage, a non-monitored pregnancy, without any drug intake during pregnancy, vaginal delivery with a birth weight of 2500g. Our patient presents with occipital aplasia cutis congenita, associated with facial dysmorphia, microphthalmia, hypotonia, polydactyly and agenesis of the left kidney, his karyotype revealed the presence of trisomy 13.

The aim of this article is to study the clinical, therapeutic and progressive aspect of this rare congenital disorder.


Keywords: Aplasia; Cutis Congenital; Trisomy 13


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Copyright: © 2021 Amal Badre., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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