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This radiograph represents a case of aplasia cutis congenita associated with a significant underlying skull defect. When this occurs, there is a higher risk of infection and bleeding. These smaller bony defects usually heal in a few months. The larger lesions may require neurosurgical repair.

Source: Prose NS, Kristal L. Weinberg's Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology, 5e; 2017. 

Leah Carton

Associate Editor - Pediatrics, Dermatology, Geriatrics , McGraw Hill