Testis & epididymis


Gonadal dysgenesis-pure

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Turki Al-Hussain, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • 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)
Case reports
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Woman with dysgerminoma and streak gonad

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Streak gonad

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