Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 7–11 | Cite as

Central precocious puberty: Evaluation by neuroimaging

  • L. Kornreich
  • G. Horev
  • S. Blaser
  • D. Daneman
  • R. Kauli
  • M. Grunebaum
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Abstract

To evaluate the incidence of abnormal intracranial findings in children with central precocious puberty, 62 children (51 girls, 11 boys) were examined by computerized tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. Forty-four had normal examinations; 18 (11 girls, 7 boys) showed intracranial pathologies, including hamartoma of the tuber cinereum (8 cases), parenchymal loss (3 cases), hypothalamicchiasmatic lesions (2 cases), lesions of the corpus callosum (2 cases), suprasellar cyst (1 case), and pineal cyst and mesiotemporal sclerosis (1 case each). Based on the correlation between the clinical and the imaging results of this series, the authors recommend MRI as the imaging method of choice in the investigation of precocious puberty.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Kornreich
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Horev
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Blaser
    • 3
  • D. Daneman
    • 4
  • R. Kauli
    • 5
    • 6
  • M. Grunebaum
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric ImagingThe Children's Medical Center of IsraelPetah TiqvaIsrael
  2. 2.Sackler Faculty of MedicineTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyHospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Division of Endocrinology, Department of PediatricsHospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  5. 5.Institute of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinologythe Children's Medical Center of IsraelPetah TiqvaIsrael
  6. 6.Sackler Faculty of MedicineTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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