Male partial hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism with gynaecomastia and metabolic syndrome
Ahsan T, Banu Z.SourceJ Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2012 Feb;22(2):105-7.

Medical Unit II, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi.


The causal association of childhood obesity and hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism needs to be studied to unravel the cause and effect relationship between the two conditions. The relationship of hypogonadism to the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) remains valid even when using different definitions of MetS, and following the patients prospectively for over 10 years. This is a case of 19 years male who presented with micropenis, marked gynaecomastia and weight gain. Childhood obesity and family history of diabetes predisposed him to future MetS. Presence of micropenis reflects intrauterine hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. Both entities exacerbated each other.