Hair Research pp 371-374 | Cite as

Hair Follicle Tumors in a Case of Multiple Hamartoma Syndrome (MHS)

  • K. Dames
  • G. Mahrle
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The following symptoms were present in a 69-year-old woman who consulted our hospital: multiple epithelial tumors on the face and in the neck region, some different nonepithelial tumors predominantly on the other integument, follicular thyroid adenoma which showed focal transformation into a carcinoma, diverticulosis of the gastrointestinal tract, an ovarian cyst and a marked kyphoscoliosis. The diagnosis of a multiple hamartoma syndrome (MHS) was made.


Hair Follicle Intermediate Form Ovarian Cyst Outer Root Sheath Thyroid Adenoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Dames
    • 1
  • G. Mahrle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of GöttingenWest-Germany

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