Reactions 1704, p296 - 2 Jun 2018 Appetite loss and changes in hair colour: case report A 32-year-old woman developed appetite loss and changes in hair colour during treatment with pazopanib for ovarian sertoli cell tumour. The gravida 1 woman had Marfan syndrome. She was diagnosed with high grade ovarian sertoli cell tumour. She underwent bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. She had received treatment with various other chemotherapy regimen, and was disease free for 5 months. However, she represented with complaints of a dark-coloured umbilicus, abnormal genital bleeding and upper abdominal pain which required treatment with unspecified NSAIDs. She was found to have tumour recurrence with metastases of ovarian sertoli cell tumour in the endometrial cavity. She was started on treatment with oral pazopanib 800mg. An improvement in her condition was noted in one month of pazopanib treatment. However, she developed mild appetite loss and changes in hair colour as side effects of pazopanib treatment. Three months following the initiation of pazopanib, she had stable disease. The woman’s treatment with pazopanib was continued for further 2 months and was eventually discontinued due to oozing bleeding from the umbilical tumour. She was given supportive care for 3 months. Subsequently, she died due to underlying disease [time to reactions onset and outcomes not stated]. Author comment: "The side effects of pazopanib were mild appetite loss and changes in hair color." Inoue K, et al. Pazopanib treatment of a platinum-resistant recurrence of a high- grade Sertoli cell tumor and assessment of the treatment response by FDG-PET/ CT: A case report. Gynecologic Oncology Reports 24: 54-56, May 2018. Available from: URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gore.2018.03.002 - Japan 803323233 0114-9954/18/1704-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Jun 2018 No. 1704
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