- Eunuchoidism symptoms
- Eunuchoidism reasons
- Treatment of the Eunuchoidism
Eunuchoidism – the morbid condition resulting from functional insufficiency of gonads and reduction of secretion of sex hormones, which is usually followed by an underdevelopment of primary sexual characteristics at men.
Main signs Eunuchoidism: growth disorder – giantism and disproportions of a skeleton (excessively long extremities, especially lower); thin bones (dislocations and deformations in joints – curvatures, a clubfoot, flat-footedness are frequent), narrow shoulders, the wide sizes of a basin (women have a narrow basin); flabby muscles, a considerable adiposity in a breast, a stomach and hips; an underdevelopment of generative organs, poorly expressed secondary sexual characteristics, lack of vegetation on a face, a pubis and in axillary hollows, a high timbre of a voice; the sexual feeling is sharply lowered.
Eunuchoids are mostly sluggish, dependent, a little active; the intelligence is usually normal.
The inborn eunuchoidism develops as a result of hereditary damage of gonads in the embryonal period. The eunuchoidism can result from also inflammatory processes at infectious diseases (parotitis, syphilis gonorrhea, tuberculosis) with local defeats of testicles, owing to traumatic defeats of the last and also as a secondary disease at damage of a front share of a hypophysis (hypogonadism), the managing director of functions of gonads.
Treatment of the Eunuchoidism:
Treatment consists in long hormonal therapy.