Adiposogenital dystrophy

Type:Term

Definitions
1. a disorder characterized primarily by obesity and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism in adolescent boys; dwarfism is rare, and when present is thought to reflect hypothyroidism. Vision loss, behavioral abnormalities, and diabetes insipidus may occur. Fröhlich syndrome is a common synonym for this disorder. Although the original case involved a pituitary tumor, most cases are thought to result from hypothalamic dysfunction in areas regulating appetite and gonadal development. The most common causes are pituitary and hypothalamic neoplasms.

Synonyms
adiposis orchica , adiposogenital degeneration , adiposogenital syndrome , dystrophia adiposogenitalis , Fröhlich syndrome , hypophysial syndrome , hypothalamic obesity with hypogonadism , Launois-Cléret syndrome

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