Precocious puberty with pituitary gland hyperplasia: two cases in one family

Pediatr Radiol. 1996;26(6):418-20. doi: 10.1007/BF01387318.


Children with central precocious puberty have pituitary gland size comparable to that of pubertal children (pituitary gland height 6.1 +/- 1.1 mm). We present of two sisters with precocious puberty and a pituitary gland height of more than 1 cm. On contrast enhanced MRI, there was homogeneous enhancement of the pituitary gland. There was no increase in pituitary gland size during the follow-up period (6 years and 2 years). These cases are reported for their rarity.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Pituitary Gland / pathology*
  • Puberty, Precocious / complications
  • Puberty, Precocious / genetics*
  • Puberty, Precocious / pathology