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East and Central African Journal of Surgery

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Role of magnetic resonance imaging in assigning sex in an ambiguous genitalia child: a case report

F.R. Lyimo, F.J. Minja, V.P. Sensa

Abstract


A three years old child with ambiguous genitalia since birth had been referred to Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH),a tertiary referral hospital, in order to be evaluated and assigned sex correctly. Due to periphery location of the referring center, social and economic constraints, the child was not presented earlier. Physical examinations were done followed by imaging studies. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed, showed female sex which was confirmed by karyotyping. In conclusion, use of MRI plays apotential key role in sex assignment of ambiguous genitalia children.




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ecajs.v21i2.15
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