Reconsidering the difference between mixed gonadal dysgenesis and true hermaphroditism

J. W. Akin, S. P.T. Tho, Paul G McDonough

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Abstract

Study Objective. To consider the similarities and differences between mixed gonadal dysgenesis and true hermaphrotidism. Design: A single patient meeting the strict definitional criteria of both mixed gonadal dysgenesis and true hermaphroditism is presented. Setting: Reproductive Endocrinology Division, Medical College of Georgia. Participant: 45,X/46,XY child with sexual ambiguity. Interventions: Surgical assignment of female gender and removal of a gonadoblastoma. Conclusions. The present patient demonstrates the confusion that may arise in the strict definitional categorization of intersex disorders. Until better diagnostic capabilities are developed, we propose excluding altogether individuals with a 45,X cell line by definition from the diagnosis of true hermaphroditism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-104
Number of pages3
JournalAdolescent and Pediatric Gynecology
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Keywords

  • Gonadal dysgenesis
  • True hermaphrodite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Reconsidering the difference between mixed gonadal dysgenesis and true hermaphroditism. / Akin, J. W.; Tho, S. P.T.; McDonough, Paul G.

In: Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 01.01.1993, p. 102-104.

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Akin, J. W. ; Tho, S. P.T. ; McDonough, Paul G. / Reconsidering the difference between mixed gonadal dysgenesis and true hermaphroditism. In: Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology. 1993 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 102-104.
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