- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Del Castillo's disease

Alternative eponyms

  • Castillo‚Äôs disease
  • Del Castillo's syndrome

Related people

A form of hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism in male.

Description

A form of hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism in male patients characterized by seminiferous tubules lined with Sertoli cells, Leydig cells also being present, but germinal cells are absent from the germinal epithelium.

The affected males are sterile and usually have small testes, but are otherwise normally developed with all secondary sexual characteristics, normal size phallus, scrotum, pubic hair, libido and erection Etiology is uncertain, in som rare cases X-linked transmission seems probable.

Bibliography

  • E. B. Del Castillo, A. Trabucco, F. A. de la Balze:
    Syndrome produced by absence of germinal epithelium without impairment of Sertoli or Leydig cells.
    Journal of Clinical Endocrinology, Baltimore, 1947, 7: 493-502.
    Based on observations of five patients.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.

Disclaimer:

Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.