Vascular Stains and Hair Collar Sign Associated with Congenital Anomalies of the Scalp


Address correspondence to Sheryll L. Vanderhooft, M.D., Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84132-2409, or e-mail:


Abstract:  We reported a series of three meningothelial hamartomas, one benign fibrous tumor, and one aplasia cutis congenita presenting with the hair collar sign and a coexistent vascular stain. Our series highlighted the importance of coexisting cutaneous markers found in the newborn period. The presence of a vascular stain and hair collar sign with or without a congenital scalp nodule should increase suspicion of an associated cranial dysraphism.