Cite this page: Gonadal dysgenesis - general. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/testisgonadaldys.html. Accessed April 23rd, 2017.
Definition / General
- Ambiguous genitalia, persistent Müllerian duct structures and Wolffian duct derivatives, karyotypes with Y, potential for neoplastic transformation of gonads
- Note: some don’t separate types of gonadal dysgenesis
- Turner syndrome was first type of gonadal dysgenesis discovered
- True hermaphroditism: differentiated ovary and testicular tissue; no risk of germ cell tumors