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Computerized Tomography in the Evaluation of Isosexual Precocity

Wellington Hung, MD; Gilbert P. August, MD; David R. Brallier, MD; Thomas H. Milhorat, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(1):25-27. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130130017006.
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• Clinical and laboratory observations were made in three children with isosexual precocity. None of the patients showed abnormalities in neurological or visual-field examinations although one patient had arrested hydrocephalus and a head circumference greater than the 98th percentile for her age and another patient had a history of seizures. Roentgenograms of the skull were normal in all patients. Cranial computerized tomography (CT) identified a lesion in each patient. We believe that cranial CT should be performed in any patient with isosexual precocity in whom a specific cause is not evident or in whom a cerebral cause is suggested even though the patient may be otherwise normal. Cranial CT is a safe, accurate, and noninvasive technique.

(Am J Dis Child 134:25-27, 1980)


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