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bald patch for 9 yrs since accident, surgery....why?

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I have had a bald patch on my scalp for over 9 years now same spot never got more hair loss. This happened after my car accident 9 years ago was in ice for a week with a halo on my head so I wouldn't move my neck until surgery then had a neck surgery fusion of c6 and c7, My family noticed the spot after my surgery. The spot never grew back and I don't have any more spots or hair loss for 9 years now, can you tell me what type of hair loss this is?

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replied May 23rd, 2014
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Your concern is regarding the spot on scalp which has hair loss. From the symptoms one possibility is of scarring alopecia. Affected areas may be smooth and clean, or may have redness, scaling, increased or decreased pigmentation. However the diagnosis can be confirmed only after skin biopsy.

Depending upon the cause and extent of hair loss, hair transplantation can be tried. My sincere advise is to consult a trichologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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