Revista médica de Chile
versión impresa ISSN 0034-9887
ALVARADO R, José y LOPEZ M, José Manuel. Hypothalamic hamartoma causing precocious puberty: Report of one case . Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2001, vol.129, n.10, pp.1179-1182. ISSN 0034-9887. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872001001000010.
Hypothalamic hamartomas are non neoplastic lesions that may cause precocious puberty with or without complex seizures, personality disorders and mental retardation. We report a 14 years old male that had a precocious puberty at the age of 11 and a prolonged episode of altered sensorium with automatism, that was diagnosed as a complex seizure. Physical examination showed a sexual development classified as Tanner stage III-IV, a height of 168 cm and a weight of 61 kg. Neurological examination was normal. A CAT scan showed a 13x13x9 mm mass in the suprasellar cistern, between the infundibulum and the brain stem, without exerting a mass effect over adjacent structures. It was diagnosed as an hypothalamic hamartoma (Rev Méd Chile 2001; 129: 1179-80)
Palabras clave : Hamartoma; Hypothalamus; Sella turcica; Tomography, X-ray computed.