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Table 1 Clinical, biological and ultrasonographic characteristics at diagnosis of girls with and without pineal cysts. Results are expressed as median and IQR

From: Incidental pineal gland cyst in girls with early onset of puberty

  Girls with pineal cysts N 13 Girls without pineal cysts N 58 P value
Chronological age (years) 7.0 (6.25–8.45) 7.0 (6.00 – 8.00) NS
Height (SDS) 0.1 (-0.58 – 1.21) 0.64 (-0.11 – 1.34) NS
Bone age (years) 8.3 (7.25 – 10.25) 8.5 (7.75 – 10.70) NS
BMI (SDS) - 0.39 (-0.90 – 0.37) 0.04 (-0.42 – 0.73) NS
Breast appearance (years) 6.95 (4.63 – 7.68) 7.3 (6.00–8.00) NS
Uterine length (cm) 4.0 (3.50 – 4.85) 3.9 (3.12–4.80) NS
Left ovarian volume (ml) 2.6 (1.12 – 3.80) 2.0 (1.34–3.50) NS
Right ovarian volume (ml) 2.2 (1.58 – 4.20) (1.65–3.32) NS
Basal FSH (IU/L) 2.9 (1.10–3.80) 2.7 (1.70–4.30) NS
Peak FSH (IU/L) 9.7 (4.75–18.40) 9.65 (6.80 -14.25) NS
Basal LH (IU/L) 0.3 (0.15–0.75) 0.3 (0.15–1.55) NS
Peak LH (IU/L) 8.1 (6.30 – 13.70) 11.95 (6.82–24.92) NS
Estradiol (pg/ml) 22.3 (15.35 – 31.00) 22.15 (17.00–28.25) NS