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The Los Angeles Times reports on a study published in JAMA that has found that free samples given by pharmaceutical companies may have a large impact on the types of drugs that dermatologists prescribe. Researchers collected data from the National Disease and Therapeutic Index and found that physicians,...

Part 2: Ramtin Kassir, MD, on Surgical Treatment for CVG

‘Scalping’ Surgery Only Known Treatment for Rare Cutis Verticis Gyrata Condition

Ramtin Kassir, MD, Plastic Surgeon, explains the details of the surgery he performed on his patient, Kassim Robinson, to treat the cutis verticis gyrata, or CVG, which had caused brain-like folds to form on his scalp.

Part 1: Ramtin Kassir, MD, Solves Rare Dermatology Case

Surgery for Rare ‘Brainy’ Scalp Changes Man’s Life

Ramtin Kassir, MD, Plastic Surgeon, describes the symptoms of cutis verticis gyrata, or CVG, a condition in which the skin of the scalp starts resembling the folds of the brain. The condition is extremely rare, and the procedure to remove the folds is delicate in nature, due to the various factors and...