Gomez-Lopez-Hernandez Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Bilateral Nonscarring Alopecia

Saricam M. H. , Tekin B., ÜNVER O. , EKİNCİ G. , Ergun T.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.32, no.6, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/pde.12678
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY


Gomez-Lopez-Hernandez syndrome is a rare neurocutaneous disorder characterized by the triad of rhombencephalosynapsis, parietal alopecia, and trigeminal anesthesia. We report a 16-year-old girl with bilateral parietotemporal alopecia in whom cranial magnetic resonance imaging revealed rhombencephalosynapsis, suggesting a diagnosis of Gomez-Lopez-Hernandez syndrome. Neurologic examination and neuroimaging may be warranted in select patients with parietal alopecia to exclude this uncommon entity.