Precocious puberty in a patient with Oculo-Auriculo-Verebral spectrum (OAVS)

  • A. Berio | agostinoberio@ospedale-gaslini.ge.it Dipartimento DINOGMI Università di Genova, Genova, Italy.
  • G. Garlaschi Dipartimento DISSAL Università di Genova, Genova, Italy.
  • A. Piazzi Dipartimento DINOGMI Università di Genova, Genova, Italy.

Abstract

The authors report on the first case of OAVS (Oculo-Auriculo- Vertebral-Spectrum), with hemifacial microsomy, hydrocephalus, pubertas precox, thelarche at 4 years of age, vaginal bleeding at 5 years, and left ovary of adult type on echography (right ovary initially not visualized). FISH and CGH-ARRAYS methods were negative. By GnRH therapy the delay of onset puberty was obtained. The authors ascribe facial and ovary asymmetry to a derangement of blastogenesis, during which axial right-left structures begin the develop with consequent migration or interation with surrounding tissues of neural crest cells and alteration of diencephalic pituitary systems.

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2014-06-30
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Keywords:
Oculo- auriculo- vertebral spectrum. Precocious puberty. Neural crest cells
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Berio, A., Garlaschi, G., & Piazzi, A. (2014). Precocious puberty in a patient with Oculo-Auriculo-Verebral spectrum (OAVS). La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 36(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2014.11