thelarche


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thelarche

 [the-lahr´ke]
beginning of development of the breast at puberty.

the·lar·che

(thē-lar'kē), Avoid the mispronunciation the'larche.
The beginning of development of the breasts in the female.
[thel- + G. archē, beginning]

thelarche

Gynecology Peripubertal enlargement of the breasts

the·lar·che

(thē-lahr'kē)
The beginning of development of the breasts in the female.
[thel- + G. archē, beginning]
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"There was a 25 per cent increase in the chance of having migraine for each year earlier that a girl experienced either thelarche or menarche.
By the start of the observation period (at 9 y of age), 39% of girls had reached thelarche and 20% of girls had reached pubarche (Table 3).
(7) who found that the most frequent referral reasons were premature thelarche and asymmetric breast enlargement in children.
(4,6) Regardless of cause, sonography shows hypoechoic breast tissue in the subareolar area, similar to that seen in early stages of normal breast development in female adolescents and in premature thelarche (Figure 1B and Figure
(27.) Rosenfield RL Normal and almost normal variants of precocious puberty: premature pubarche and premature thelarche revisited.
Results: Fifty one patients with idiopathic central precocious puberty and 36 patients with premature thelarche were included in the study.
A striking and frequent cause of premature thelarche in children: Foeniculum vulgare.
Budding of the breasts (thelarche), a sign of female secondary sexual characteristic, occurs at approximately 1011 years, and the time it takes for the breast to reach maturity can be as short as 18 months or may take as long as nine years.
Thelarche usually begins between the ages of 9 and 10 years.
The disorder should be considered and a thorough work-up performed in prepubertal girls who have risk factors suggestive of PCOS, with particular attention given to hyperinsulinemia and early pubarche and thelarche, recommended researchers Dr.