Widow's peak hair anomaly

Widow's peak hair anomaly refers to a frontal hairline projection.

Prominent V-shaped hairline projection. Ocular hypertelorism might be noted. On examination a bony prominence may be present.

It is purported that the periorbital fields of hairless region or hairgrowth suppression are widely spaced or the hairless regions are smaller as compared to normal.

It is named after a headdress worn by some widows in Western countries.

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Article information

rID: 32599
System: Head & Neck
Section: Signs
Tag: stubs, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Widow's peak scalp-hair anomaly

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