Hypothalamic hamartoma with precocious puberty

S. N. Shenoy, A. Raja

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Hypothalamic hamartoma is a rare congenital nonneoplastic heterotopia consisting of neurons, glial cells and fiber bundles. Clinically, most patients with hypothalamic hamartomas present with precocious puberty and/or gelastic epilepsy. We report an interesting case of hypothalamic hamartoma causing precocious puberty in a young male. The lesion was excised totally through frontotemporal craniotomy and transSylvian approach without any added morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-252
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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