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...

hrp0097fc8.3 | Fat, metabolism and obesity 2 | ESPE2023

Impact of growth hormone therapy on body mass index in childhood-onset craniopharyngioma: a multicenter Italian study in 117 patients.

Ciacchini Benedetta , Zucchini Stefano , Pozzobon Gabriella , Pedicelli Stefania , Parpagnoli Maria , Driul Daniela , Matarazzo Patrizia , Baronio Federico , Panciroli Marta , Partenope Cristina , Nardini Beatrice , Ubertini Graziamaria , Menardi Rachele , Guzzetti Chiara , Iughetti Lorenzo , Aversa Tommaso , Di Mase Raffaella , Cassio Alessandra , Di Iorgi Natascia

Background: patients with childhood-onset craniopharyngioma (CO-CP) present long-term outcomes, including growth hormone (GH) deficiency and obesity. Currently, data on the effects of GH therapy (GHT) on the body mass index (BMI) in CP are inconclusive. Aims of the study were to evaluate BMI over time and its determinants in a large cohort of CO-CP patients treated with GH therapy (GHT).Methods: a multicenter retrospecti...