Aplasia cutis congenita, a rare congenital disorder involving defects of some or all of the layers of the cranium, is associated with potential life-threatening complications. Although treatment involves both nonsurgical and surgical techniques, the importance of perioperative management cannot be overstressed. A multidisciplinary team, including personnel from nursing, neonatology, pediatrics, radiology, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery services, diagnosed aplasia cutis congenita and planned local wound care, surgical correction, and prevention of potentially life-threatening complications in a 1-day-old boy with a 6×5-cm full-thickness scalp defect.

You do not currently have access to this content.