Hairy pinnae after orchiectomy and chemotherapy for testicular cancer: acquired localized hypertrichosis of the ears

Sänger, C F E; Dietrich, N; Pelivani, N; Borradori, L; de Viragh, P A (2011). Hairy pinnae after orchiectomy and chemotherapy for testicular cancer: acquired localized hypertrichosis of the ears. Dermatology, 222(4), pp. 289-91. Basel: Karger 10.1159/000326113

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Acquired localized hypertrichosis has rarely been reported. Here, we describe a patient with localized hypertrichosis of the pinnae that occurred 4 months after orchiectomy and chemotherapy for a testicular carcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the first case of an acquired hypertrichosis of the pinnae after cancer therapy. We propose that in our patient either hypogonadism or the hormonal imbalance caused by the cancer therapy led to the development of the hairy pinnae, perhaps alongside a genetic predisposition for hairy ears.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

UniBE Contributor:

Pelivani, Nedzmidin and Borradori, Luca

ISSN:

1018-8665

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:21

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 19:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000326113

PubMed ID:

21464562

Web of Science ID:

000294544200001

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7058 (FactScience: 212207)

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