Which of the following is not a common feature of eunuchoidism?
A. Sitting height less than one-half of standing height B. Osteoporosis C. Diminished axillary and pubic hair D. Small testes E. Small prostate F. Gynecomastia (male breasts) G. Anosmia (no sense of smell) H. Actually, all of the above are features of eunuchoidism
Eunuchoidism is the failure of puberty to begin and proceed. There should be no hormonal increase that would result in gynecomastia. A less obvious feature is that these individuals tend to have long legs and therefore a sitting height less than half of their standing height. Anosmia is commonly seen in eunuchoids because there is often a problem in the pituitary which may affect the nearby olfactory system.