The management of paediatric hermaphroditism

  • JP Roux
  • D Kowen
  • PJM Retief

Abstract

The management, between 1963 and 1973, of 33 cases of hermaphroditism in infants and children at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, is presented. The authors favour a simple classification. There were 8 cases of female pseudohermaphroditism, 6 cases of testicular feminising syndrome and 19 cases of hermaphroditism. Of the latter, 13 were true hermaphrodites, 3 mixed gonadal dysgenesis and 3 male pseudohermaphrodites. Tables presenting the external and internal morphology, gonadal identity and illustrations of these, are presented. Results of leucocyte and tissue chromosome cultures are shown.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 2088 (1974).

Author Biographies

JP Roux
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
D Kowen
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town
PJM Retief
Department of Urology, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town
Published
2018-04-18
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135