True hermaphroditism - the importance of ultrasonic assessment

True hermaphroditism - the importance of ultrasonic assessment

Author Pires, Claudio Rodrigues Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Poli, AHM Google Scholar
Zanforlin Filho, Sebastiao Marques Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mattar, Rosiane Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Moron, Antonio Fernandes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Diniz, Angélica Lemos Debs Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Ultrasound Training Ctr São Paulo
Abstract Intersex states are associated with rare syndromes within a wide clinical spectrum, true hermaphroditism being the rarest of them all. It is a condition that is characterized by ovotestis, i.e. the presence of ovarian and testicular tissues in the same individual, either in separate gonads or in the same gonad. Diagnostic investigation of hermaphroditism involves ultrasound examination of the gonads, karyotype analysis and histological studies. We report the case of a 21-year-old individual with true hermaphroditism, in whom ovotestis was diagnosed on ultrasonography and which was later confirmed by anatomopathological study of the gonads. the role of ultrasound in the initial diagnostic investigation of intersex states, especially true hermaphroditism, is discussed. Copyright 2005 (c) ISUOG.
Keywords hermaphroditism
Language English
Date 2005-07-01
Published in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, v. 26, n. 1, p. 86-88, 2005.
ISSN 0960-7692 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 86-88
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000230688400016

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