publication . Article . 2015

A case of late presentation of precocious puberty due to pituitary astrocytoma

Fahimeh Soheilipour; Hossein Ghalaenov; Seyyed-Hossein Samedanifard; Fatemeh Jesmi;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: Aktualności Neurologiczne (issn: 1641-9227, eissn: 2451-0696, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medical Communications Sp. z o.o.
Abstract
The importance of assessing precocious puberty, especially in boys, is not only due to the great complications it has for the affected patients, but also to the fatal underlying diseases. Therefore, children with central precocious puberty should first undergo neuroimaging. In this case study, we present a 9.5-year-old boy who was referred to Rasoul-e-Akram Medical Center with increased intracranial pressure, nausea/vomiting, and severe headache having begun three months earlier. The development of secondary sexual changes had started two years earlier, and had been neglected. His testes, penis, and pubic hair were at the fourth Tanner stage. He had elevated lut...
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free text keywords: puberty, precocious, central, Medicine, R
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