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"Petrified ears" with idiopathic adult-onset pituitary insufficiency.

Gogate Y, Gangadhar P, Walia RR, Bhansali A - Indian J Endocrinol Metab (2012)

Bottom Line: The most common causes of this phenomenon are local trauma, frost bite, and inflammation.Adrenal insufficiency is the most frequent systemic disease associated with auricular calcification.Recognition of the association between auricular calcification and adrenal insufficiency can be an important step toward the identification of a life-threatening cortisol deficiency.

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Affiliation: Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

ABSTRACT
"Petrified ears" or calcification of auricular cartilage is an uncommonly reported condition. The most common causes of this phenomenon are local trauma, frost bite, and inflammation. Adrenal insufficiency is the most frequent systemic disease associated with auricular calcification. We present a case of idiopathic adult-onset pituitary insufficiency with hypocortisolism and bilateral auricular calcification. Recognition of the association between auricular calcification and adrenal insufficiency can be an important step toward the identification of a life-threatening cortisol deficiency.

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"Petrified ears" with idiopathic adult-onset pituitary insufficiency.

Gogate Y, Gangadhar P, Walia RR, Bhansali A - Indian J Endocrinol Metab (2012)

Petrified ears-stiff ears but with no visible changes
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Petrified ears-stiff ears but with no visible changes
Bottom Line: The most common causes of this phenomenon are local trauma, frost bite, and inflammation.Adrenal insufficiency is the most frequent systemic disease associated with auricular calcification.Recognition of the association between auricular calcification and adrenal insufficiency can be an important step toward the identification of a life-threatening cortisol deficiency.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.

ABSTRACT
"Petrified ears" or calcification of auricular cartilage is an uncommonly reported condition. The most common causes of this phenomenon are local trauma, frost bite, and inflammation. Adrenal insufficiency is the most frequent systemic disease associated with auricular calcification. We present a case of idiopathic adult-onset pituitary insufficiency with hypocortisolism and bilateral auricular calcification. Recognition of the association between auricular calcification and adrenal insufficiency can be an important step toward the identification of a life-threatening cortisol deficiency.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus