Archives of gynecology

, Volume 240, Issue 2, pp 81–93 | Cite as

Clinical and endocrinologic study of precocious puberty in girls

  • A. Ortner
  • J. Glatzl
  • E. Karpellus


We describe 30 girls with precocious puberty whom we have seen during the last ten years. Modern procedures such as cerebral computer tomography and abdominal sonography increase diagnostic accuracy so that the incidence of idiopathic precocious puberty is likely to diminish. Abdominal sonography is of value in detecting and monitoring the growth of ovarian cysts and thus exploratory laparotomy can be avoided in those cases in which cysts regress rapidly. A modified classification of precocious is proposed.

Key word

Precocious puberty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ortner
    • 1
  • J. Glatzl
    • 2
  • E. Karpellus
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitätskliniken für Frauenheilkunde (Vorstand Prof. Dr. O. Dapunt)Innsbruck
  2. 2.Universitätskliniken für Kinderheilkunde (Vorstand Prof. Dr. H. Berger)Innsbruck

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