hrp0095p1-150 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2022

Pubertal dysfunctions in intracranial germ cell tumours

Partenope Cristina , Carceller Fernando , Albanese Assunta

Introduction: Paediatric intracranial germ cell tumours (IC-GCTs) are often accompanied by precocious or delayed puberty, either at diagnosis caused by tumour itself or during follow-up as consequence of treatments.Aims: We examined the prevalence of pubertal dysfunctions in a cohort of paediatric patients with IC-GCTs at diagnosis and during follow-up.Methods: We recorded clinical...

hrp0094p2-348 | Pituitary, neuroendocrinology and puberty | ESPE2021

Endocrine manifestations of paediatric intracranial germ cell tumour: from diagnosis to long-term follow-up

Partenope Cristina , Pozzobon Gabriella , Carceller Fernando , Albanese Assunta ,

Introduction: Endocrinopathies are common features of intracranial germ cell tumours (IC-GCTs), either as presenting symptoms caused by tumour itself or as side effects of treatments.Aims: We examined the development of endocrine dysfunctions in a cohort of paediatric patients with IC-GCTs at diagnosis and during follow up.Methods: We collected clinical, radiological, histopathological and hormonal...

hrp0094p2-356 | Pituitary, neuroendocrinology and puberty | ESPE2021

Delayed diagnosis of paediatric intracranial germ cell tumour (IC-GCTs)

Partenope Cristina , Pozzobon Gabriella , Carceller Fernando , Albanese Assunta ,

Introduction: Delays in diagnosis of IC-GCTs in the paediatric age have been frequently reported, affecting outcomes and prognosis.Aims: This study analysed clinical features of children with IC-GCTs treated at two European tertiary centres in the last 25 years. We retrospectively reviewed time lag between symptoms onset, radiological findings and definitive diagnosis of IC-GCT.Methods: Presenting ...

hrp0092p3-144 | GH and IGFs | ESPE2019

A Case of Paediatric GH-secreting Pituitary Adenoma Apoplexy

Partenope Cristina , Gallo Dario , Pitea Marco , Pajno Roberta , Weber Giovanna , Barera Graziano , Cinzia Pozzobon Gabriella

Background: Paediatric pituitary adenomas comprise rare but challenging pathologies in children and adolescents related to their endocrine and neurological characteristics.Objective and Hypotheses: We aimed to describe a case report of growth hormone (GH)-secreting pituitary adenoma apoplexy.Method: a 11-year-old girl presented with fever, sudden headache with vomiting. She abruptl...

hrp0092p3-205 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2019

Childhood Craniopharyngioma: A Single Centre Experience

Gallo Dario , Partenope Cristina , Pajno Roberta , Pitea Marco , Weber Giovanna , Barera Graziano , Pozzobon Gabriella Cinzia

Backround: Craniopharingiomas are rare embryogenic malformations of the sellar and parasellar region with slow growth and high local recurrence rate. Due to their unfavorauble location, presurgical hypothalamic involvement and treatment-related hypothalamic damage is frequent and lead to hypothalamic syndrome.Objective: we compare weigh gain and growth pattern regarding to hypothalamic involvement of pediatric patients a...

hrp0089p2-p259 | Growth & Syndromes P2 | ESPE2018

Unusual Case of Combination of Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome and SHOX Gene Deficiency

Cassano Gilda , Osimani Sara , Pajno Roberta , Pitea Marco , Partenope Cristina , Russo Silvia , Pozzobon Gabriella

Background: Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) is an overgrowth disorder involving a predisposition to tumor development, etiologically connected with genetic/epigenetic dysregulation. The main features of BWS include omphalocele, macroglossia and macrosomia; however there is significant clinical heterogeneity. SHOX mutation is a frequent cause of short stature with high penetrance, but extremely variable clinical expression. The mean adult height is -2.2 SDS. The presence of m...

hrp0095p1-160 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty | ESPE2022

Central diabetes insipidus following immunization with anti-COVID19 BNT162b2 Comirnaty vaccine

Partenope Cristina , Pedranzini Quincy , Petri Antonella , Prodam Flavia , Bellone Simonetta , Rabbone Ivana

Introduction: The coronavirus disease 19 (COVID19) pandemic urged to develop new vaccines to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with this disease. Recognition and report of potential adverse effects of these novel vaccines (especially the urgent and life-threatening ones) is therefore essential.Case Presentation: A 16-year-old boy presented to the Paediatric Emergency Department with polyuria (9 liters per day...

hrp0089p2-p262 | Growth & Syndromes P2 | ESPE2018

Identification of a Novel Heterozygous ACAN Mutation in a Patient with Non-Syndromic Short Stature

Partenope Cristina , Gallo Dario , Damia Chiara Maria , Adavastro Marta , Fioretti Lorenzo , Pitea Marco , Weber Giovanna , Pozzobon Gabriella

Aggrecan, encoded by ACAN, is a major proteoglycan component in the extracellular matrix of the growth plate. At least 25 pathological ACAN mutations have been identified in patients with highly variable phenotypes of syndromic or non-syndromic short stature. A 6-year-old boy was referred to our Centre for short stature (height 103.60 cm, −3.14 SDS) in familial short stature. Mid-Parental target height was 161.15 cm (−2.38 SDS); His father (height 167.3 cm) is from...

hrp0089p2-p323 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty P2 | ESPE2018

Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) in a Patient with Persistence of the Craniopharyngeal Canal with Cephalocele

Caiulo Silvana , Pitea Marco , Partenope Cristina , Gallo Dario , Damia Chiara , Adavastro Marta , Fioretti Lorenzo , Barera Graziano , Weber Giovanna , Pozzobon Gabriella

The patient was referred to our Centre for short stature. Weight and length at birth were within normal limits. In the neonatal period he showed jaundice and hypoglycemia. A reduced growth velocity was reported from the age of six months. At 15 months his length was 70 cm (−3.75 SDS), his weight 8.1 kg (−2.26 SDS). Parental target height was 167.6 cm (−1.38 SDS). He had normal psychomotor development. The examination showed macrocrania and nasal voice. Blood ...

hrp0089p3-p293 | Pituitary, Neuroendocrinology and Puberty P3 | ESPE2018

Two Identical Twins … But not in Everything. A Difficult Diagnosis

Damia Chiara Maria , Gallo Dario , Partenope Cristina , Pitea Marco , Fioretti Lorenzo , Adavastro Marta , Pajno Roberta , Weber Giovanna , Barera Graziano

GR and GT are diamniotic monochorial preterm twins (32 GA), both AGA (GR: W -1 SDS, L -1.5 SDS; GT: W and L 0 SDS), with normal karyotype and array-CGH on amniotic fluid, with no major complications associated to prematurity. At birth GT presented bilaterally cryptorchidism associated with micropenis, GR presented normal male genitalia. In the first year of life a severe growth deceleration in length (from -3SDS to -5 SDS) was observed, mainly after six months of life in both ...