Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 830--832

«DQ»Petrified ears«DQ» with idiopathic adult-onset pituitary insufficiency


Yashpal Gogate, Prathosh Gangadhar, Rama R Walia, Anil Bhansali 
 Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Anil Bhansali
Department of Endocrinology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
India

«DQ»Petrified ears«DQ» 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.


How to cite this article:
Gogate Y, Gangadhar P, Walia RR, Bhansali A. "Petrified ears" with idiopathic adult-onset pituitary insufficiency.Indian J Endocr Metab 2012;16:830-832


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Gogate Y, Gangadhar P, Walia RR, Bhansali A. "Petrified ears" with idiopathic adult-onset pituitary insufficiency. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Mar 4 ];16:830-832
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