hrp0084p3-869 | Fat | ESPE2015

Severe Hypothalamic Obesity in a Girl with Craniopharyngioma – Case Report

Obara-Moszynska Monika , Harat Marek , Niedziela Marek

Background: Hypothalamic obesity is a form of obesity syndrome associated with a variety of hypothalamic disorders including intracranial tumors, infections, trauma, vascular problems and hydrocephalus and acquired or congenital functional defects in central energy homeostasis. The pathogenetic mechanisms underlying hypothalamic obesity are multifactorial. Weight gain results from the hypothalamus damage, which leads to excessive apetite and low metabolic rate, multiple pituit...