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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6065/apem.2012.17.1.57   
A Boy with Adrenocortical Tumor Who Progressed to Central Precocious Puberty after Surgery.
Hee Won Chueh, Nu Ri Bak, Myo Jing Kim, Jae Ho Yoo, Mi Sook Rho, Won Yeol Cho
1Department of Pediatrics, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. pedendo@dau.ac.kr
2Department of Surgical Pathology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
3Department of Urology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
Abstract
Adrenocortical tumors in children are rare and show various clinical symptoms. We present an 8-year-old boy with peripheral precocious puberty caused by adrenocortical tumor. He showed elevated serum DHEA-S and 17-hydroxyprogesterone, and computed tomography revealed an abdominal mass. After surgical resection, he developed central precocious puberty. We report a rare case that showed progression from peripheral precocious puberty to central precocious puberty.
Keywords: Adrenal cortex neoplasms;Child;Puberty, precocious


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