Testis and epididymis
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
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Revised: 21 April 2013, last major update September 2012
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- Autosomal recessive, due to various enzymatic defects that cause different patterns of synthesis of glucocortical, mineralocorticoid and sex hormone synthesis
- Genetic males have cryptorchidism, viable wolffian duct structures, female or ambiguous genitalia, no mullerian duct structures
- Testes resemble cryptorchid testes
- May have bilateral Leydig cell hyperplasia with deficiencies of 21-hydroxylase , 11β hydroxylase, 17α hydroxylase, 3β hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase
- Treat with corticosteroids or surgical excision of testes
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