A Case report of fauntail treated with Alexandrite laser on an Amazigh girl in Tripoli

Elghblawi, Ebtisam
May 2014
Malta Medical Journal;2014, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p42
Academic Journal
Case Study
A fauntail nevus is an abnormal lumbosacral hypertrichosis, and can be a marker for underlying spinal dysraphism. A fauntail is distinguished by an extensive, triangular or rhomboidal twisted patch of coarse terminal hair that is often several inches long. It is an exceptional finding, where the patient's psychological and social life is influenced negatively due to the cosmetic physical appearance. This paper reports an 18-year old Amazigh girl, with a rhomboidal twisted hair tuft with terminal hair on the lumbosacral area, which she had since birth (Congenital Hypertrichosis). There were no neurological symptoms encountered. There was no abnormality on her spine X-ray and MRI screens. Furthermore, her general blood and hormonal investigations and abdominal ultra sound were normal. Cosmetic improvement can be achieved with the help of Alexandrite laser, and it can be the method of choice for permanent hair removal due to its safety, effectiveness and ease if application. The diagnosis was made on a clinical physical basis. The patient reported for cosmetic disability. The patient with her parent has been advised about the Alexandrite laser hair removal and she has already had good results from one application. This case is reported for its clinical importance, significance and impact on the young girl's quality of life.


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