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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.

Poster Category 2

Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty

hrp0092p2-217 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Effect of Testosterone Enanthate Therapy on Adult Height, Genital Maturation, and Bone Mineral Density in Children and Adolescents with Male Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism

Shibata Hironori , Ishii Tomohiro , Hori Naoaki , Sasaki Goro , Kamimaki Tsutomu , Anzo Makoto , Tamai Shinya , Sato Seiji , Matsuo Nobutake , Hasegawa Tomonobu

Background: Testosterone enanthate (TE) therapy was established for children and adolescents with male hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (c/a MHH). However, the effect of TE therapy on adult height (AH), genital maturation, and bone mineral density (BMD) in c/a MHH has not been described well.Objective: To assess the effect of TE therapy in c/a MHH on the achievement of genetic height potential, pubertal development, and bon...

hrp0092p2-218 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

The Difference of Body Mass Index (BMI) Score Before and After Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist (GnRHa) Treatment in Central Precocious Puberty Girls

Choi Yujung , Lee Seonhwa , Kim Seulki , Ahn Moonbae , Kim Shinhee , Cho Wonkyoung , Cho Kyoungsoon , Jung Minho , Suh Byungkyu

Purpose: We investigated the difference of body mass index (BMI) score before and after gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) treatment in central precocious puberty girls (CPP).Methods: Medical records of 188 girls with CPP treated with GnRHa were reviewed. All patients completed the therapy. The patients were categorized into two groups according to initial BMI; normal weight group (BMI < 85 percentile) an...

hrp0092p2-219 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Aromatase Inhibitor Treatment in Patient with Beta-Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin Secreting Tumor and Gonadotropin-Independent Precocious Puberty

Kiiaev Aleksei , Mazerkina Nadia , Astashova Ekaterina

Introduction: CNS tumors may cause precocious puberty (PP): in most cases gonadotropin-dependent PP, but in boys ß-HCG- secreting tumors may cause gonadotropin-independent (GIPP) with extremely high testosterone secretion due to Leidig cell stimulation by ß-HCG. Rapid bone maturation in such cases can lead to growth plate closure and poor final height prognosis. Aromatase inhibitor (AI) are administered in children with McCune-Olbright disease, famil...

hrp0092p2-220 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Normalized Pubertal Tempo of Maturation and Pubertal Height Gain in Girls with MPHD, Using a Physiological Treatment Approach with Natural Estrogens & rhGH

Lundberg Elena , Kriström Berit , Holmlund Mariell , Albertsson-Wikland Kerstin

Background: Pubertal tempo of breast development on natural sex-steroid replacement therapy in girls with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies (MPHD) and pubertal growth spurts on adequate GH-treatment regimens were unknown in 1989 and are still not known.Objective and Hypotheses: A hypothesis driven prototype trial1,2 was initiated in the late 80ies aiming to mimic normal puberty regarding both pubertal ma...

hrp0092p2-221 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

The Case of Congenital Hypopituitarism Due to Mutation POU1F1 in 3 Azerbaijani Newborn Boys

Arestova Anzhelika , Skorodok Yulia , Ioffe Irina , Kazachenko Natalia , Turkunova Maria , Ivanov Dmitry , Vorozhko Oksana , Filatova Natalia

Background: Growth hormone deficiency in conjunction with the function loss of other anterior pituitary hormones is called combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD). The most common congenital CPHD is caused by mutations in genes: PROP1, POU1F1, HESX1, LHX3, LHX4, OTX2, GLI2, and SOX3. POU1F1 mutations are extremely rare among the Indo-European ethnic type (1% of all cases of congenital hypopituitarism) and more common among the Turkic peoples (7.3%...

hrp0092p2-222 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Case Report of Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH) Caused by Rare AVPR2 Gene Active Mutation

li wenjing , chen jiajia , sun jiapeng , gong chunxiu

Objective: The AVPR2 gene mutation usually cause nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. We report a patient who carried an active gene mutation of AVPR2 presenting persistent hyponatremia, which resembled to the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH)Method: We describe a patient whose clinical and laboratory evaluation were consistent with hyponatremia, which hardly to be corrected to normal. After the...

hrp0092p2-223 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Long Term Effects of GnRH Agonist Therapy on BMI in Girls with Idiopathic Central Precocious Puberty

Vuralli Dogus , Ozon Z. Alev , Gonc E. Nazli , Alikasifoglu Ayfer , Kandemir Nurgun

Background: Studies investigating effects of GnRHa therapy on body weight (BW) and BMI in subjects with CPP are generally including short term effects.Aim: To investigate changes in BMI at the beginning, during and two years after completion of GnRHa therapy to determine influential factors in girls with idiopathic CPP.Methods: Data of 138 girls who completed GnRHa therapy for iCPP...

hrp0092p2-224 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

To Whom Should Central Nervous System Imaging be Performed in Girls with Central Precocious Puberty (CPP)?

Vuralli Dogus , Gonc E. Nazli , Alikasifoglu Ayfer , Kandemir Nurgun , Ozon Z. Alev

Background: Organic lesions are present in 5-10% of cases with CPP. Determinants of an increased risk for organic pathology underlying CPP in girls are debatable. CNS imaging is recommended for girls who have pubertal signs before 6 years of age. Although neurological findings may suggest organic pathology, other clinical features and hormonal variables have not been adequately examined.Aim: To analyze clinical&h...

hrp0092p2-225 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Unusual Presentation of McCune-Albright Syndrome in a 10-Year-Old Girl

Ciccone Sara , Bizzarri Carla , Cristina Matteoli Maria , Cappa Marco

Case report: A 10-year-old Italian girl presented with a painless, hard swelling in left fronto-orbital region noted two years earlier. She had no headache or other symptoms; ophthalmologic evaluation revealed no signs of intracranial hypertension; the visual field showed a reduced level of sensitivity in the upper sector of the left eye.Her previous medical history was not relevant except for a mild head injury reported two years earlier. The girl was a secon...

hrp0092p2-227 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Screening of Central Precocious Puberty (CPP) in Females: Efficacy of Morning Unstimulated Luteinizing Hormone (mLH) Levels

Baronio Federico , Ortolano Rita , Tonti Giacomo , Vestrucci Benedetta , Cassio Alessandra

Introduction: The gonadotropin releasing hormone stimulation test (GnRHST) is commonly used to screen CPP. Some recent studies reported that morning unstimulated luteinizing hormone levels may be sufficient to discriminate pubertal from prepubertal children. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy of mLH to screen CPP in femalesPatients and Methods: We retrospectively studied the clinical and hormonal ...

hrp0092p2-228 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Near Adult Height According to Genetic Target and Absence Of Craniofacial Bone Fibrous Dysplasia in a Girl With Mc Cune Albright Syndrome and Growth Hormone Excess: 12.6 Years Follow-up

Fernández Mentaberry Verónica , Riu Carmen , Oneto Adriana , Stivel Mirta

Background: Mc Cune Albright (MAS), is a rare genetic disease clinically defined by bone fibrous dysplasia (BFD), café au lait skin spots and at least one hyperfunction endocrinopathy. Growth Hormone (GH) excess has been described in 20% of patients usually accompanied by hyperprolactinemia (80%). As reported in literature GH hypersecretion is allways associated with craniofacial BFD, macrocephaly and is also accompanied by higher risk of systemic...

hrp0092p2-229 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Normalized Pubertal Tempo of Masculinisation and Pubertal Height Gain in Boys With MPHD, Using a Physiological Treatment Approach with Low Dose Testosterone and Adequate Dose rhGH

Lundberg Elena , Kriström Berit , Albertsson-Wikland Kerstin

Background: Masculinisation tempo on sex-steroid replacement in boys with multiple pituitary hormone deficiencies (MPHD) and pubertal growth spurts on adequate GH-treatment regimens were unknown in 1989 and are still not optimal.Objective and Hypotheses: A hypothesis driven prototype trial1,2 was initiated in the late 80ies aiming to mimic normal puberty3 regarding both degree and tempo of masculini...

hrp0092p2-230 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

The Incidence and Diagnostic Factors of Polydipsia and Polyuria: A Single Center Survey in Japan

Kitamura Miyuki , Yatsuga Shuichi , Nishioka Junko , Matsumoto Takako , Umino Satoko , Kawano Atsuko , Saiki Reo , Tanaka Yukari , Koga Yasutoshi

Introduction: Polydipsia and polyuria are one of the common chief complaints in the field of pediatric endocrinology. The differential diagnosis of polydipsia and polyuria are various diseases including diabetes mellitus (DM), central diabetes insipidus (CDI), and primary polydipsia (PP). Although DM is not difficult to diagnose, between DI and PP is sometimes difficult.Aim: The objective of our study is to reveal the in...

hrp0092p2-231 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Macroprolactinoma Presenting with Pituitary Apoplexy Associated with Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction in an Adolescent Male

Newbold Sally , Arya Ved Bushan , Kapoor Ritika , Thomas Nick , Fox Krystal , Aylwin Simon , Buchanan Charles

Background: Pituitary apoplexy is a clinical syndrome caused by haemorrhage of the pituitary gland, typically characterised by acute confusion, headache, vomiting and visual disturbance. It is regarded as a medical emergency. It is rare in childhood and adolescence, occurring in association with pituitary tumours. We report an unusual case of pituitary apoplexy associated with a cerebral infarction secondary to internal carotid artery compression.<p class=...

hrp0092p2-232 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Childhood Craniopharyngioma: Clinical Picture at Diagnosis in an Italian Multicentre Study

Menardi Rachele , Driul Daniela , Franco Francesca , Baronio Federico , Pozzobon Gabriella , Gallo Dario , Grossi Armando , Fintini Danilo , Parpagnoli Maria , Nardini Beatrice , Matarazzo Patrizia , Ibba Anastasia , Bruzzi Patrizia , Wasniewska Malgorzata , Salerno Mariacarolina , Fantini Jacopo , Zucchini Stefano

Diagnosis of craniopharyngiomas in childhood is often delayed due to nonspecific symptoms. In Italy all children are followed-up by paediatricians of the NHS and paediatric endocrinologists are present throughout the country. This would theoretically lead to an early diagnosis. We aimed to examine the clinical picture at diagnosis and duration of history before diagnosis in 117 patients (pts) followed-up at Endocrinology Centres belonging to the I.S.P.E.D..<p class="abstex...

hrp0092p2-234 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Evaluation of Clinical Features and Treatment Responses of Cases with Hyperprolactinemia

Özalkak Servan , Bayramoglu Elvan , Savas Erdeve Senay , Çetinkaya Semra , Aycan Zehra

Aim: In this study, we planned to evaluate the patients with hyperprolactinemia etiology, clinical features and treatment responses.Material and Method: We evaluated retrospectively the features, clinical follow-up data and treatment responses of the patients with hyperprolactinemia in our pediatric endocrinology clinic between 01.01.2012-31.12.2018.Results: Thirty-one patients wit...

hrp0092p2-235 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

A Case of Gonadotropin-Independent Precocious Puberty Due to Germ Cell Tumor in the Frontal Lobe

Hacihamdioglu Bulent , Yalcin Koray , Suna Celen Safiye , Hazar Volkan

Introduction: It is known that gonadotropin-independent or peripheral precocious puberty (PPP) may develop due to tumors that secrete beta human chorionic gonadotropin (Beta-HCG). These tumors can be located in gonads, liver, mediastinum or central nervous system. HCG-producing tumors of the central nervous system are rare, most commonly seen in the suprasellar and pineal regions. However, any germ cell tumor (GCT) containing the syncytiotroblastic giant cell ...

hrp0092p2-236 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Isolated Premature Menarche into Two Siblings with Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Blackburn James , Didi Mohammed , Senniappan Senthil

Background: Neurofibromatosis type 1(NF1) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder caused by NF1 mutation. The condition is typified by the development of benign and malignant tumours in both the central nervous system and peripheral tissues. We present two siblings diagnosed with NF1 who presented at an early age with isolated menarche.Case Presentation: Sibling 1 – A 7-year-old patient w...

hrp0092p2-237 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Heterozygous OTX2 Deletion in a Boy with Normal Eye Development and Normal Pituitary Function

Boros Emese , Boitsios Gramatina , Vilain Catheline , Balikova Irina , Heinrichs Claudine , Brachet Cécile

Introduction: Orthodenticle homeobox 2 (OTX2) is a transcription factor that plays a critical role in brain and eye development. Heterozygous deleterious mutations in this gene lead to eye malformation such as anophthalmia, microphthalmia, coloboma or optic nerve hypoplasia, normal or hypoplastic pituitary gland and normal or ectopic posterior pituitary gland with isolated growth hormone deficiency or combined pituitary hormone deficiency. There is no...

hrp0092p2-238 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Risk Factors for Hypogonadism in Patients with β-Thalassemia Major: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jiang Zhuan-nan , Liang Li-yang , Meng Zhe

Objective: To investigate the prevalence of hypogonadism in patients with β-Thalassemia Major (β-TM) and explore the risk factors.Method: 42 β-TM patients (≥= 10 years old) were investigated by questionnaire, physical examination and laboratory examination to evaluate their stages of puberty development and sex hormone level.And then,effects of age, the beginning age of chelation, iron overload, geno...

hrp0092p2-239 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Radiation Therapy for Children with Medulloblastoma: Growth and Thyroid Sequalae

Corredor-Andres Beatriz , Jerónimo Dos Santos Tiago , Alonso José Antonio , Cañas Mª Teresa , Muñoz-Calvo Mª Teresa , Argente Jesús

Background: Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant pediatric brain tumor. Although survival has improved with oncological therapy, late effects such as endocrine consequences are common, especially growth failure and thyroid dysfunction.Methods: Children diagnosed with medulloblastoma in a pediatric hospital between 2004 and 2014 were studied and followed until 2019. Statistical analysis was performed to estimate t...

hrp0092p2-240 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Bone Age Determination in Girls with Early Puberty and Limitations of Adult Height Prediction: Can Automated Evaluation (BoneXpert™)be a Solution?

Yesiltepe-Mutlu Gul , Capaci Merve , Uzunkopru Gizem , Hatun Sükrü

Introduction: One of the factors affecting the treatment decision in early puberty is bone age (BA) evaluation and adult height prediction (AHP), accordingly. These calculations have certain limitations. In this study, we aimed to compare the AHP results calculated by Bayley-Pinneau (BP) and Roche-Wainer-Thissen(RWT) methods based on BA evaluation by using Greulich-Pyle(GP) atlas and BoneXpert™ software.Methods: A t...

hrp0092p2-241 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Effect of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist Treatment on Final Adult Height in Boys with Idiopathic Central Precocious Puberty

Kim Eun Young , Yi Kyung Hee , Lee Jae Hee

Purpose: Central precocious puberty (CPP) is less common in boys than girls; very little data is reported on long-term effects of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog (GnRHa) treatment in boys with CPP. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of treatment with GnRHa on adult height (AH) and body mass index (BMI) in boys with idiopathic CPP.Subjects and Methods: In 18 boys with confirmed diagnosis of idiopathic C...

hrp0092p2-242 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Evaluation of the of Alpha2-Adrenergic Receptors Stimulation Effect on Prolactin Secretion, Based on the Result of the Test with Clonidine Used in the Diagnosis of Children with Short Stature

Kolasa-Kicinska Marzena , Stawerska Renata , Lupinska Anna , Smyczynska Joanna , Hilczer Maciej , Lewinski Andrzej

Introduction: Prolactin (Prl) - secreting cells and growth hormone (GH) - secreting cells are derived from the common somatomammotropic cells. Prl secretion depends primarily on the inhibitory effects of dopamine and the stimulatory effects of TRH and estrogens. The effects of other factors, especially the stimulation of the adrenergic system, are not well recognized. It is known that presynaptic stimulation of the alpha2-adrenergic receptor results in suppres...

hrp0092p2-243 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

A Case of Severe Recurrent Hypoglycemia After Traumatic Brain Injury

Bongsebandhu-phubhakdi Chansuda

A 14-year-old male had a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a motorcycle accident 11 months ago. He underwent craniotomy and was admitted in ICU. Two months later, he was diagnosed as refractory epilepsy. Three episodes of seizure were related to low blood sugar (blood sugar 10-20 mg/dL). He had inadequate intake due to fatigue and loss of appetite. Liquidized food via the enteral feeding route every 4 hours was used to prevent hypoglycemia. Levetiracetam (Keppra) 250 m...