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MR Imaging and Spectroscopy of a Tuber Cinereum Hamartoma in a Patient with Growth Hormone Deficiency and Hypogonadotropic. Hamartoma of the hypothalamus and tuber cinereum may be regarded as a midline .. Brower, B. and Brummelcamp, R.: Le syndrome de puberte precoce. La edad de debut de la epilepsia en los pacientes con hamartoma . (MB). Coronal section, T2-weighted sequence, showing a tuber cinereum hamartoma.

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Nevertheless, this subject is controversial since some series show cognitive deficits to be present in patients before the onset of seizures. Age at onset months. The average time of follow-up of the series was approximately 6 years. Utility of early single photon emission computed tomography SPECT in neonatal gelastic epilepsy associated with hypothalamic hamartoma. One had paroxysmal attacks the patient mentioned above who was diagnosed prenatally by ultrasound ; the other required ventriculoperitoneal shunting on the 6th day of life due to hydrocephalus secondary to an arachnoid cyst.

To describe the epidemiological and clinical-electroencephalographic characteristics, and associated morbidity of patients with hypothalamic hamartoma, as well as the treatment followed and outcomes.

More recent epidemiologic studies have found these associations to be less consistent, with gelastic epilepsy predominant in the majority of patients regardless of morphology.

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These cinreum germ cell tumors, granulomas of Langerhans cell histiocytosis and hypothalamic astrocytomasas these lesions usually demonstrate at least partial uptake of contrast. Control over epileptic seizures was acceptable in 3 of the 8 patients; in one case, this had to do with the hamartoma resection. One of the patients developed epileptic encephalopathy. How many cases of true precocious puberty in girls are idiopathic? Tumor of the tuber cinereum with precocious puberty: The clinical spectrum and natural history of gelastic epilepsy-hypothalamic hamartoma syndrome.


Simple partial seizures were the most frequent, followed by complex partial and generalised seizures.

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True hamartoma of the hypothalamus associated with pubertas praecox. Rev Neurol in Spanish. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; dfl provides a quantitative and qualitative measure of the journal’s impact. In 1 patient, these seizures appeared in the first days of life, and in 2 others, at the age of 2 years; these data coincide with other studies in the literature in which researchers mention this type of seizure in the first days of life.

To improve our services and products, we use “cookies” own or third parties authorized to show advertising related to client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat, 5pp. Pneumoencephalography demonstrating a hamartoma in the absence of cerebral symptoms. Sagittal section, T1-weighted sequence showing a hamartoma in the left hypothalamic region.

Lin, Shu-Ren, Brysen, M. This difference may be due to the fact that the hamartoma was not completely resected in most of our patients who underwent surgery. The mean time between onset of seizures and surgery was 5 years. About Blog Go ad-free. We obtained epidemiological data age, sex, race, pregnancies, childbirth, neonatal period, family historyclinical data age at diagnosis, symptoms, diagnostic delay, associated comorbidityand complementary tests EEG, video-EEG, brain magnetic resonance imagingneuropsychological assessment, and any treatments de.


Case Discussion The floor of the 3rd ventricle from the pituitary stalk till the mammillary bodies is called the tuber cinereum; it should be smooth.

This syndrome is characterised by catastrophic epileptic encephalopathy and accompanied by cognitive problems and severe behavioural disorders. Summary of the characteristics of patients with hypothalamic hamartoma in our series.

In another patient, the third-trimester ultrasound showed an intracranial mass anterior to the cerebellum and inferior to the thalamus and third ventricle.

A case of carcinoma of the breast in tubre young woman with hamartomatous hypothalamic malformation. Published by Wolters Kluwer – Medknow. Neoplasms producing endocrine disturbances in childhood. Type I Type II. The other patient was not referred for surgery as he did not experience seizures and the size of his tumour remained the same.

They are small or medium-sized, do not displace the hypothalamus, and are usually asymptomatic or provoke precocious puberty as the initial hamatoma. Pathogenesis of precocious puberty in hypothalamic hamartoma. In any case, we must be mindful of the potential risks of surgery hypothalamic damage, memory loss, polyphagia or diabetes insipidus, and vascular damage 55,57, J Neuropathol Exp Neurol, 67pp. Only one patient had a family history of epilepsy.

What is the most likely diagnosis? Epileptic Disord, 5pp. Gelastic seizures uncontrollable laughing.