What is the significance of bone age in the evaluation of Turner syndrome?

Updated: Mar 19, 2021
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Answer

Bone age is usually normal prior to adolescence but is delayed afterward because of the lack of estrogens

Obtain bone age before starting growth hormone or estrogen therapy. Growth hormone does not increase height if the epiphyses are fused, and growth hormone is contraindicated if epiphyses are fused.


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