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.
- Aarskog syndrome
- Opitz syndrome
- Waardenburg syndrome
- frontonasal dysplasia
- craniofrontonasal dysplasia
History and etymology
It is named after a headdress worn by some widows in the western countries.
- 1. Smith DW, Cohen MM. Widow's peak scalp-hair anomaly and its relation to ocular hypertelorism. Lancet. 1974;2 (7838): 1127-8. Pubmed citation