Kurzlehrbuch Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe, 7. Auflage
- K. Goerke, A. Valet
During puberty a child’s body matures into the body of an adult. During this process pathological faults can occur. An early onset of puberty might, for example, cause dwarfism. Psychological stress of the patients is not negligible and should be taken into consideration in medical consultation. The following article provides soon-to-be physicians with a summary of puberty and its malfunctions, so that a correct diagnosis and treatment can be conducted.