Ann Dermatol.  2009 May;21(2):147-149. 10.5021/ad.2009.21.2.147.

A Case of Faun Tail Naevus Treated by Intense Pulsed Light

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. beomjoon@unitel.co.kr

Abstract

A faun tail is abnormal lumbar hypertrichosis that is characterized by a wide, often triangular or lozenge-shaped patch of coarse hair, and this hair is usually several inches long. Faun tail is a rare entity. A 36-year-old male presented with a triangular shaped hair tuft with terminal hair on the lumbosacral area, and he'd had this unusual hair since birth. There were no neurologic signs or abnormality on his spine X-ray. The MRI scan showed disc degeneration and loss of lodordosis. We report here on a rare case of faun tail, which was a form of localized hypertrichosis on the lumbosacral area, and this was successfully treated with intense pulsed (IPL) light.

Keyword

Faun tail; Hypertrichosis; Intense pulsed light

MeSH Terms

Adult
Hair
Humans
Hypertrichosis
Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Light
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Neurologic Manifestations
Parturition
Spine
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