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58th Annual ESPE

Vienna, Austria
19 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019

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The theme of this year’s meeting is Variety and Variation in Paediatric Endocrinology. Join us in Vienna to explore the diversity we encounter in our discipline and the care that we have to exercise when using the term “normality”. Whilst gaining an update on the latest treatments, clinical best practice and cutting edge research in the field of paediatric endocrinology.

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Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology

hrp0092p1-121 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction and Infection in Girls with Disorders of Sex Development and Urogenital Sinus

Anikiev Alexander , Brovin Dmitriy , Volodko Elena , Okulov Alexey , Andreeva Elena

Introduction: Two-stage surgical feminization is a part of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation of girls with external genital virilization. The first stage involves clitoroplasty and labioplasty with preservation of urogenital sinus (US) in girls with third degree of virilization according to Prader classification and higher. US eliminating is performed by second stage in the puberty. Persistence US may cause dysfunction of urodynamics and infections of the l...

hrp0092p1-123 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Does the Internet Provide Accurate and Valid Health Information Regarding Disorders of Sex Development?

Candler Toby , Hough Amy , Hamilton-Shield Antonia , Alderson Julie , Crowne Elizabeth

Background: The internet provides a multitude of health information. Understanding disorders/differences of sex development (DSD) can be difficult for families partly due to their complexity and relatively low prevalence. Consequently, families may use the internet to gain understanding of their child's condition, however the quality of this information has not been formally assessed.Aims: To assess the quality, vali...

hrp0092p1-124 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

A Human Model Showing the Ability of Testis XX Cells to Masculinise into Sertoli Cells and Success of Microtese Surgery in Paediatric Azoospermia

Atlas Gabby , Rombauts Luk , Wall Meaghan , MacGregor Duncan , Lall Paula , Harley Vincent , Hewitt Jacqueline

In the typical developing gonad, cells with XY chromosomes become masculinised into Sertoli cells, leading to the development of the bipotential gonad into testes. Disruptions to sex determining genes and transcription factors, or XX chromosome complement, typically leads to failure of Sertoli cell development. In the study of sex determination, upregulation of specific genes in animal models has sucessfully led to male factor expression in XX cells in some animals but not in ...

hrp0092p1-125 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

A Health-Related Quality of Life Tool for Parents of Young Children With Disorders of Sex Development

Ali Salma , Macqueen Zoe , Gardner Melissa , Sandberg David , Kyriakou Andreas , Mason Avril , Shaikh M. Guftar , Wong Sze Choong , Ahmed S. Faisal

Background: Disorders of sex development (DSD) may be associated with adverse psychosocial and psychosexual outcomes in adults. However, there is a paucity of information on health-related quality of life outcomes in parents and young children with DSD.Objective: To evaluate the use of parent-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaires that can be routinely used in the outpatient setting to assess the impact of DSD on parents ...

hrp0092p1-126 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Longitudinal Changes in External Masculinisation Scores in Boys with XY Disorder of Sex Development (DSD)

Alimussina Malika , Kraria Loubna , Ahmed S Faisal

Introduction: Although, there are several studies that use the external masculinisation score (EMS) for numerical description of the external genitalia in infants with DSD, data on change in EMS in the routine clinical setting are lacking.Objectives: To determine the longitudinal change in EMS and its determinants in a cohort of boys with XY DSD in one specialist centre.Methods: Ob...

hrp0092p1-127 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Mutations in CBX2 Associated with Gonadal Anomalies in 46,XY and 46,XX Individuals

Merel Tiphanie , Eozenou Caroline , Van Maldergem Lionel , Globa Evgenia , McElreavey Ken , Bashamboo Anu

The Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1) represses gene expression through CBX2, which binds to H3K27me3 and promotes chromatin expression. Recently, CBX2 has been shown to function in testis-formation by directly repressing Wnt4's downstream target, Lef1, in Sertoli cells rather than positively controlling Sry expression, as previously thought. Here, we describe two new cases carrying missense mutations in CBX2. The first is a female with 46,XY ...

hrp0092p1-128 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

The Novel Founder Homozygous V225M Mutation in the 17HSDB3 Gene Causes Aberrant Splicing and Severe XY-DSD

Levy-Khademi Floris , Zeligson Sharon , Klopstock Tehila , Chertin Boris , Avnon-Ziv Carmit , Renbaum Paul , Lavi Eran , Sharaf Muna , Perlman Shira , Behar Doron , Zahade Fouad , Levy-Lahad Ephrat , Zangen David , Segel Reeval

Background: Mutations in the gene HSD17B3 encoding the 17-beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 3 enzyme cause testosterone insufficiency leading to XY DSD. In this study the clinical characteristics and molecular etiology of 3 new severe XY DSD cases from consanguineous families are elucidated.Clinical report: Three female patients (2 sisters and a single unrelated female) presented at ages 0.1, 8 and 0.7 years with ambiguo...

hrp0092p1-129 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Molecular Diagnosis of Patients with 46,XY Differences in Sex Development in A Single Tertiary Center

Touzon Maria Sol , garrido Natalia Perez , Ramirez Pablo , Marino Roxana , Berensztein Esperanza , Costanzo Mariana , Guercio Gabriela , Rivarola Marco Aurelio , Belgorosky Alicia

Disorders/differences in sex development (DSD) are defined as congenital conditions in which development of chromosomal, gonadal or anatomical sex is atypical. 46,XY DSD include defects in androgen synthesis or action or complete (CGD)/partial (PGD) gonadal dysgenesis. The aim of this study was to characterize the molecular genetic diagnosis of individuals with 46,XY DSD followed at Garrahan Pediatric Hospital.Medical records of 140 patients (P) followed...

hrp0092p1-130 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

In vivo and In vitro study of 17β Estradiol Against Amyloid Beta Neurotoxicity in Synaptosomes of Aging Female Rats: A Therapeutic Potential Drug for Parkinson's Disease

Kumar Pardeep , Baquer Najma

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of neuropeptide, neurokinin B (NKB) and amyloid beta fragment Aβ (25-35) on 17β estradiol (E2) treated aging female rat brain of 3 months (young), 12 months (adult) and 24 months (old) age groups.Methods: The aged rats (12 and 24 months old) were given subcutaneous injection of E2 (0.1 µg/g body weight) for 30 days. Synaptosomes we...

hrp0092p1-131 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Is there the Relationship Between Anxiety and Depression Level and Clinical Presentation of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescent Girls?

Zachurzok Agnieszka , Pasztak-Opilka Agnieszka , Malecka-Tendera Ewa

Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorder of the young women, and it could influence both physical and psychological wellbeing. As a consequence of obesity and hirsutism lower sexual attractiveness, higher emotional distress as well as higher depression score is frequently observed.Study Objective was to evaluate anxiety and depression score as well as the body esteem and stress perception ...

hrp0092p1-132 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

What is the Recurrence Rate of Benign Ovarian Tumors in Childhood? Ovarian Benign Organic Tumors (OBT) are a Rare Pathology in Childhood that Require Conservative Surgery with an Unknown Risk of Recurrence

Detho Nina , Cartault Audrey , Abbo olivier , Mouttalib sofia , Pienkowski Catherine

Aim: The aim of the study was to predict the risk of tumor recurrence in OBTMaterial and Methods: We conducted a retrospective, observational study (2001-2018) on the management of OBT in girls aged 0 to 18 at Toulouse University Hospital, France.Results: 68 patients were included. 16% were prepubertal. Mean age was 11.35 ± 3.08 years. Pain was the main symptom in 49% ...

hrp0092p1-133 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Congenital Disorders of Reproductive Hormones in Mini-puberty Boys with Bilateral Cryptorchidism

Raygorodskaya Nadezda , Bolotova Nina

Background: cryptorchidism is associated with the high risk of infertility. In some cases it may be the one of the first symptom of congenital hypogonadism. The period of 0 – 6 month of life is a short window for postnatal testicular maturation and the diagnostic of reproductive disorders.Objective: to evaluate the functional condition of pituitary and gonads in mini-puberty boys with bilateral cryptorchidism.<p...

hrp0092p1-134 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Targeted Panel Gene Sequencing for Identification of Genetic Etiology of 46,XY Disorders of Sex Development

Poyrazoglu Sukran , Toksoy Guven , Aghayev Agharza , Karaman Birsen , Avci Sahin , Altunoglu Umut , Yildiz Melek , Abali Zehra Yavas , Bas Firdevs , Basaran Seher , Uyguner Oya , Darendeliler Feyza

Background: Disorders of sex development (DSD) vary phenotypically and are caused by a number of genetic etiologies. Although several genetic abnormalities have been discovered through genetic analyses, the underlying genetic causes of 46, XY DSD remain unknown in most of the casesAim: To identify genetic defects in patients with 46,XY DSD.Material and Methods: A total 76 DSD patie...

hrp0092p1-135 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Combining Clinical and Genetic Approaches in Diagnosing a Large Brazilian Cohort of Patients with 46,XY Differences of Sex Development (DSD)

Gomes Nathalia Lisboa , Batista Rafael Loch , Nishi Mirian Y , Marcondes Antonio , Silva Tatiane E. , Funari Mariana , Faria Júnior José Antônio Diniz , Silva Daniela Moraes , Montenegro Luciana , Frade Costa Elaine Maria , Jorge Alexander Augusto , Domenice Sorahia , Mendonca Berenice Bilharinho

Background: Most published studies on 46,XY DSD focused on genetic findings without association with biochemical work-up.Objectives: To retrospectively analyze the clinical and genetic findings of a large cohort of 46,XY DSD patients.Methods: 285 non-syndromic 46,XY DSD individuals (192 sporadic and 89 familial cases) were studied. LH, FSH, testosterone (T), androstenedione (A) wer...

hrp0092p1-136 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Serum Estradiol is Associated with Inhibin B in Healthy 1-6 Years Old Girls

Birkebaek Niels H. , Schørring Mia E. , Frederiksen Hanne , Kamperis Konstantinos , Kristensen Kurt , Rittig Søren , Juul Anders , Vestergaard Esben T

Background: The female gonadal axis is activated in mini-puberty and thereafter it is quiescent until puberty. We have shown that many girls with no clinical sign of puberty in the age group 1-6 yr. have a rather strong luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) response to a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) test. However, stimulated LH and FSH values decreased in the age interval 1-6 yr and no LH/FSH values rose above 0.43. Serum est...

hrp0092p1-137 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Brain MRI Findings in Girls with Central Precocious Puberty in Taiwan: One Medical Center Experience

Lo Fu-Sung , Chiu Chiao-Fan

Background: Central precocious puberty is defined by the onset of breast development before the age of 8 year in girls. Approximately 90% of girls have an idiopathic formwithoutstructural central nervous system (CNS) abnormality. It is controversial that all girl with central precocious puberty (CPP) should undergo brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for intracranial pathology.To evaluate the outcome of brain MRI in girls with CPP and to identify the cl...

hrp0092p1-138 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Changes in Body Mass Index in Boys with Central Precocious Puberty During and After Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist Treatment

Kum Chang Dae , Rho Jung Gi , Lim Kyung In , Lim Jung Sub , Lee Hae Sang , Hwang Jin Soon

Background: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) treatment is widely used for central precocious puberty (CPP). Although some authors found increases in body mass index (BMI) in girls after GnRHa treatment, most studies reported no significant difference in BMI in girls during and after treatment. However, few studies have investigated changes in BMI in boys with CPP during and after GnRHa treatment. Hence, we aimed to evaluate the effects of GnRHa t...

hrp0092p1-139 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Gonadal Function of Female Patients with Noonan Syndrome

Moniez Sophie , Capri Yline , Pienkowski Catherine , Lepage Benoit , Hamdi Safouane , Cartault Audrey , Oliver Isabelle , Jouret Béatrice , Diene Gwenaelle , Salles Jean-Pierre , Cavé Hélène , Verloes Alain , Tauber Maithé , Yart Armelle , Edouard Thomas

Background: Abnormalities in the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis have been reported in Noonan syndrome (NS) males but few data are available in female patients. Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the gonadal function of female patients with NS and to look for genotype-phenotype correlations. Patients and Methods: The study population included 19 girls/adolescents with a genetically confirmed diagnosis of NS and with available cli...

hrp0092p1-140 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Methylation Status of X Inactivation-Escape Genes in Controls and Females with X Chromosome Rearrangements

Kawashima Sayaka , Matsubara Keiko , Toki Machiko , Kosaki Rika , Hasegawa Yukihiro , Fukami Maki , Kagami Masayo

Context: X chromosome inactivation (XCI) is a process in which one of the two X chromosomes in a female is randomly inactivated in order to correct gene dosage between males and females. However, about 15% of genes escape from XCI (termed escapees), and 10% of genes are variably inactivated (variable genes). The mechanism of inactivation and escape remains to be revealed. The promoter regions of escapees are hypomethylated compared to those of the inac...

hrp0092p1-141 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Diagnostic Value of Anti-Mullerian Hormone Level in Adolescent Females with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Abdelghaffar Shereen , Ibrahim Amany , Rabie Walaa , Mohammed Asmaa

In adolescence, diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is challenging because characteristics of normal puberty often overlap with signs and symptoms of PCOS. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is one of the important biomarkers suggested to confirm the diagnosis of PCOS and to manage the treatment process in adolescence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic role of anti-müllerian hormone for PCOS in adolescent females, and to study its association t...

hrp0092p1-142 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology or Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2019

Disorders of Sex Development (DSD): Inconsistencies Between Clinical Features and Peripheral Blood Cultured Karyotypes

Gurtunca Nursen , Yatsenko Svetlana , Schneck Francis , Witchel Selma Feldman

Sex differentiation and development are complex processes reflecting the precise spatiotemporal expression of specific genes and interactions among gene products. In some instances, peripheral blood karyotype diverges from anticipated findings based on phenotypic features. Ascertaining for chromosomal mosaicism aids the shared decision-making discussions with families and other health care providers. We have investigated for sex chromosome mosaicism in 13 patients by using flu...