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"Precocious Puberty"

Taylor M Luckie, Matthew Danzig, Shengmei Zhou, Hao Wu, Nicholas G Cost, Lefkothea Karaviti, Rajkumar Venkatramani
Leydig cell tumors (LCTs) are rare tumors arising from testosterone-producing Leydig cells. Although LCTs are usually benign, malignancy has been reported in 10% of cases in adults, and local recurrence or metachronous tumors of the contralateral testis have been described. Radical orchiectomy is the current standard of care. We report on 12 children with LCT at 3 institutions between 2000 and 2016. Presenting symptoms included precocious puberty, palpable testicular mass, and scrotal swelling. Radical orchiectomy was performed in 9 patients...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Patricia Lacourt, Julio Soto, Hana Rumié, Roger Gejman, Juan Carlos Pattillo, Cristián García, Hernán García
INTRODUCTION: Juvenile granulosa cell tumors (JGCT) are very rare, especially in infants under the age of one. The most frequent presentation is with signs of precocious puberty. OBJECTIVE: Present an in fant with peripheral precocious puberty, diagnosis of JGCT and follow up. CLINICAL CASE: 10-month-old female infant with thelarche, pubic hair and palpable abdominal mass accompanied with eleva ted levels of estradiol, very low gonadotrophins and images that show a very large ovarian mass...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
Steve Taylor, Kimberly Eisenstein, Vanessa Gildenstern, Harper Price, Pooja Hingorani, Apurvi Patel, Nathan Page, Smita Bailey, David Carpentieri
Infantile choriocarcinoma (ICC) is a rare, highly malignant form of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. Rapid diagnosis and initiation of treatment are paramount in reaching a successful outcome. Patients with these tumors typically present with a triad of anemia, hepatomegaly, and precocious puberty. Cutaneous manifestations of ICC are extraordinarily rare with few documented cases. Here, we describe a male neonate who presented to our Dermatology clinic with a rapidly growing, markedly vascular glabellar mass associated with abnormal laboratory values suggestive of Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
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March 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
M Cunha-Silva, V N Brito, D B Macedo, D S Bessa, C O Ramos, L G Lima, P S Barroso, I J P Arnhold, D L Segaloff, B B Mendonca, A C Latronico
Testotoxicosis is a rare cause of peripheral precocious puberty in boys caused by constitutively activating mutations of the LHCG receptor. Affected males usually have normal gonadotropin profiles and fertility in their adult life. Here, we described the long-term follow-up of a 24-year-old young man with severe testotoxicosis due to a de novo activating mutation in the third transmembrane helix of the LHCGR (p.Leu457Arg). This patient was treated with different medications, including medroxyprogesterone acetate, ketoconazole, cyproterone acetate and aromatase inhibitor from age 2...
March 12, 2018: Human Reproduction
Zehra Aycan, Şenay Savaş-Erdeve, Semra Çetinkaya, Erdal Kurnaz, Melikşah Keskin, Nursel Muratoğlu Şahin, Elvan Bayramoğlu, Gülay Ceylaner
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the genetic cause of idiopathic central precocious puberty (CPP). The aim of this clinical study was to determine the rate of MKRN3 mutation in cases of familial idiopathic central precocious puberty. METHODS: Potential sequence variations in the maternally imprinted MKRN3 gene were evaluated in 19 participants from 10 families using next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis. RESULTS: In the whole group, the novel heterozygous mutation NM_005664...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
C Berthin, P Sibilia, J Martins-Hericher, A Donzeau, L Martin
BACKGROUND: Non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (NC-CAH) is a recessive autosomal disease caused by a deficiency of adrenal steroidogenesis enzymes. It must be distinguished from classical CAH, either simple virilising or salt-wasting, diagnosed during the neonatal period and responsible for potentially lethal disorders of sexual differentiation. NC-CAH presents a simpler and less specific clinical picture. Herein, we present two cases comprising twin girls consulting for diffuse hypertrichosis...
March 7, 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Xiaoduo Wen, Denggui Wen, Hui Zhang, Huifeng Zhang, Yi Yang
Rapid and noninvasive diagnosis on and differentiation between normal, central precocious puberty (CPP), and isolated precocious puberty (IPP) is imperative before a decision can be made with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist treatment. Our study aims to evaluate such a role by pelvic ultrasound.We consecutively enrolled 84 cases of IPP (59 with premature thelarche/ pubarche and 25 with premature menarche), 47 CPP, and 177 age-matched normal controls. The IPP and CPP were diagnosed by clinical examination and GnRH-stimulation test and confirmed by over 2 years' follow-up...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Monica Moresco, Fabio Pizza, Elena Antelmi, Giuseppe Plazzi
Narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) is a rare chronic neurologic disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hallucinations and disrupted nocturnal sleep, usually with onset during childhood/adolescence. Pediatric NT1 is associated with limitations on children's activities and achievements, especially poor performance at school, difficulty with peers due to disease symptoms and comorbidities including depression, obesity, and precocious puberty. NT1 disease is caused by the selective loss of hypocretin-producing neurons in the lateral hypothalamus, most probably related to an autoimmune pathophysiology...
March 5, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
Hwal Rim Jeong, Hae Sang Lee, Jin Soon Hwang
BACKGROUND: Luteinizing hormone (LH) is a useful parameter in diagnosing precocious puberty. The pubertal response of serum LH to a GnRH stimulation test is varied, and clinical symptoms of precocious puberty are sometimes disproportionate with serum LH concentrations. Many patients present in a state of precocious puberty that advances rapidly, but the post-GnRH peak LH remains prepubertal. LH receptor mutations are suspected of involvement in the non-classic type of central precocious puberty (CPP)...
March 5, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Mahin Hashemipour, Roya Kelishadi, Mohammad Mehdi Amin, Karim Ebrahim
Considerable increase in the prevalence of precocious puberty (PP) during the last decade has raised a lot of concerns. Some environmental endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs), such as phthalate esters, have intrinsic estrogen activity or increase endogenous sex hormone levels leading to PP. This study was conducted to investigate the association between exposure to phthalate esters and PP in a sample of girls. Plasma levels of seven phthalate ester metabolites were measured in 87 girls with PP and 63 age- and sex-matched controls by dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction and GC/MS analysis...
March 1, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Aaron J Hsueh, Jiahuan He
Gonadotropins belong to the family of dimeric glycoprotein hormones and regulate gonadal physiology mediated by G protein-coupled, seven-transmembrane receptors. These glycoprotein hormones are widely used in the clinic to promote ovarian follicle development and for treating some cases of male infertility. We traced the co-evolution of dimeric gonadotropin hormones and their receptors, together with thyrotropin and its receptor. We updated recent findings on human genetic variants of these genes and their association with dizygotic twining, polycystic ovarian syndrome, primary ovarian insufficiency, male-limited precocious puberty and infertility...
February 15, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
Kimberly Hamilton, Bermans Iskandar
BACKGROUND: Endocrine abnormalities are well-recognized consequences of intracranial pathology such as pituitary tumours. Less commonly, hydrocephalus may lead to dysfunction of the endocrine system, presenting as amenorrhoea or precocious puberty. We present a case report and literature review of hydrocephalus causing endocrine abnormalities including reversible infertility. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 34 year-old female presented with amenorrhoea and infertility. MRI showed a third ventricular mass and hydrocephalus...
February 12, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Y Ganie, C Aldous, Y Balakrishna, R Wiersma
BACKGROUND: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) caused by deficiency of the 21-hydoxylase (21-OH) enzyme is the most common form of CAH worldwide. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of CAH due to 21-OH deficiency, and its clinical presentation and biochemical profiles in affected children. METHODS: We performed a retrospective subset analysis of 44 children with confirmed CAH. RESULTS: All the children had classic CAH...
February 1, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
Maryam K Al Badi, Ibrahim Al-Alwan, Mohammed Al-Dubayee, Ayed Al-Anzi, Maram S Al Turki, Noura Aloudah, Khaled O Alsaad
Oncocytic tumors are epithelial neoplasms that occur in various organs, including adrenal glands. Oncocytic adrenocortical adenomas and carcinomas are uncommon but well-known pathological entities in adults. However, generally oncocytic tumors, particularly in the adrenal glands, are very rare in the pediatric age-group. Most oncocytic adrenal tumors are not functional. We present a rare case of right-sided, functional oncocytic adrenocortical adenoma in a 5-year-old boy, who presented with clinical manifestations of precocious puberty and Cushing syndrome...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Charles Sultan, Laura Gaspari, Laurent Maimoun, Nicolas Kalfa, Françoise Paris
Over the past 20 years, a clear secular trend toward the earlier onset of puberty has been described. A better knowledge should help clinicians attempting to define both precocious and delayed puberty (PP and DP, respectively). The definition of PP for girls is the appearance of secondary sex characteristics development before the age of 8 years, while DP is based on the absence of thelarche at the age of 13 years. Regarding PP, one should clinically distinguish between true precocious puberty, i.e., complete or central PP, and incomplete PP, which refers to premature thelarche, premature pubarche, and isolated menarche...
November 14, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Min Sun Kim, Pyoung Han Hwang, Dae-Yeol Lee
A small percentage of individuals have the neurological anomaly of central precocious puberty (CPP). Common neurologic causes of CPP include a tumor or congenital lesions. Although Arnold-Chiari malformation can be caused by congenital or acquired causes, it is unusual in patients with CPP. We present the case of a girl aged 4.5 years who complained of breast budding. Her neurological examination and growth pattern were normal. She had no endocrinological abnormality, except for true precocious puberty. We performed brain magnetic resonance imaging, which showed an Arnold-Chiari type 1 malformation...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
Adriana María Belén Abiuso, María Luisa Varela, Luis Haro Durand, Marcos Besio Moreno, Alejandra Marcos, Roberto Ponzio, Marco Aurelio Rivarola, Alicia Belgorosky, Omar Pedro Pignataro, Esperanza Berensztein, Carolina Mondillo
Leydig-cell tumours (LCTs) are rare endocrine tumours of the testicular interstitium, with recent increased incidence. Symptoms include precocious puberty in children; and erectile dysfunction, infertility and/or gynaecomastia, in adults. So far, scientific evidence points to aromatase (CYP19) overexpression and excessive oestrogen and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) -1 production as responsible for Leydig-cell tumourigenesis. LCTs are usually benign; however, malignant LCTs respond poorly to chemo/radiotherapy, highlighting the need to identify novel targets for treatment...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
Symeon Tournis, Alexia Balanika, Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Andreas F Mavrogenis
Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia in combination with caféau-lait macules and hyperfunctioning endocrinopathies consists of a rare clinical condition termed as McCune-Albright syndrome. Aneurysmal bone cysts are tumor-like cystic lesions, composed of blood-filled compartments. They may occur as primary lesions or secondary to other pathologies; most commonly giant cell tumors of bone. However, secondary aneurysmal bone cysts in McCune-Albright syndrome are exceptional. We present a 28-year-old female with McCune-Albright syndrome...
September 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
Aditi Khokhar, Angela Mojica
Premature thelarche is a benign condition that affects young girls and may be interpreted as a sign of central precocious puberty (CPP). Parental concern is common when breast development is noted in a young girl. It is important to differentiate premature thelarche from CPP, as the latter is a more serious disorder that may affect final adult height and menarcheal age, and may have psychological implications as well. Distinguishing between the two conditions clinically may help the patients avoid unnecessary testing...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
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