Testis and epididymis
Reviewer: Turki Al-Hussain, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 21 April 2013, last major update September 2012
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- Unequivocal ovarian and testicular tissue in same patient, occuring as either bilateral or unilateral ovatestes or as a testis opposite an ovary, regardless of karyotype
- Ovary is usually normal; testis usually lacks spermatogonia
- No streak gonads present; usually no associated gonadoblastomas
- Usually no other developmental malformations, and patients may have normal sexual and reproductive functions
- After assign gender, remove inappropriate gonad and biopsy remaining tissue
- Ovarian compartment has numerous primordial follicles with primary oocytes and a few primary or antral follicles (Mod Pathol 2002;15:1013)
Three ovarian follicles
Hyperchromatic sertoli cells
End of Testis and epididymis > Intersex syndromes > True hermaphroditism
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