ambiguous genitalia


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genital ambiguity

incomplete development of fetal genitalia as a result of excessive androgen action on a female fetus or inadequate amounts of androgen in a male fetus.

ambiguous genitalia

Etymology: L, ambigere, to go around
genitals that are not normal and morphologically typical of either sex, as occurs in pseudohermaphroditism.
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Ambiguous genitalia
External genitalia that are undifferentiated, indistinct or discordant with the genotype

ambiguous genitalia

Endocrinology♂ or ♀ external genitalia that are undifferentiated, indistinct or discordant with the genotype. See Hermaphroditism, Intersexuality.
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Evaluation of the tubular and interstitial functions of the testis in 46,XY patients with ambiguous genitalia.
Diamond and Sigmundson have helpfully proposed tentative new "guidelines for dealing with persons with ambiguous genitalia.
74) This paper will focus on the condition of ambiguous genitalia that results in a surgical alteration and choice of sex for the individual by the treating physicians or parents.
To find out whether a similar 'back door' pathway exists in humans, Anna Biason-Lauber and her colleagues at the University Children's Hospital Zurich in Switzerland investigated the genetic make-up of a family, three of whom have ambiguous genitalia.
To find out whether a similar "back door" pathway exists in humans, Anna Biason-Lauber and her colleagues at the University Children's Hospital Zurich in Switzerland investigated the genetic make-up of a family, three of whom have ambiguous genitalia.
A request for cytogenetic analysis (see below) was based on the clinical presentation of ambiguous genitalia, cleft palate, pre and postnatal growth retardation.
Sclerocornea, hypertelorism, syndactyly, and ambiguous genitalia.
After a couple of hours we were told he had ambiguous genitalia which means the genitals had not formed properly, apparently it is not unusual in premature babies.
Doctors on the occasion also discussed common endocrine disorders besides Diabetes are Thyroid Diseases, Growth Retardation (Short / Tall Stature), Brittle Bones (Osteoporosis)/ Calcium Metabolism, Male and Female Infertility, Hirsutism, Gynecomastia, Ambiguous Genitalia, Sexual Problems and Steroid Disorders.
I want such a confrontation especially within pediatric endocrinology, a field that we must remember includes many who still treat "idiopathic short stature" with human growth hormone against the evidence, a field that still largely supports "fixing" ambiguous genitalia against the evidence.
There are also sections on urine flow impairments, ambiguous genitalia, tumors, emergencies and trauma, and reconstruction and surgery for incontinence.
The effected genetically male individuals may have absolutely female fenotype or rarely ambiguous genitalia (3,5).