ISSN: 0971-9032

Current Pediatric Research

International Journal of Pediatrics


Pseudoprecocious puberty associated with adrenocortical tumor in young child: A Case report.

Precocious puberty presents commonly in pediatric practice due to different causes including adrenal tumors. Adrenocortical tumors are rare in children, characterized by androgenic hormonal excess causing pseudoprecocious puberty. We present a 4-year-old boy, with history of penile enlargement, associated with growth of pubic hair, facial acne, and advanced bone age by 3 years. His hormonal assays were confirming diagnosis of Pseudoprecocious puberty. Abdominal magnetic resonance imaging revealed a right-sided retroperitoneal well-defined adrenal tumor. This case report emphasizes the aim to increase the awareness of adrenocortical tumor as a rare cause of pseudoprecocious puberty in young children.

Author(s): Shahd E Kafi1, Eid Abdulmoein Al-Agha1*, Mohamed Abdel-Maksoud Shazly2, Abdulmoein E AlAgha3

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