Testis and epididymis
Reviewer: Turki Al-Hussain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 21 April 2013, last major update September 2012
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- Also called Swyer syndrome
- Female phenotype and female genital appearance, normal Müllerian structures
- Bilateral streak gonads, so no hormonal or reproductive potential
- 46 XY, but no testicular tissue; no evidence of Turner syndrome
- Early bilateral gonadectomy is recommended due to high incidence of gonadoblastoma and dysgerminoma (J Pediatr Urol 2011;7:72)
21 year old woman with dysgerminoma and streak gonad
End of Testis and epididymis > Intersex syndromes > Gonadal dysgenesis-pure
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