Disorders of Sex Development

An Integrated Approach to Management

  • John M. Hutson
  • Garry L. Warne
  • Sonia R. Grover

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. John M. Hutson
    Pages 11-21
  3. John M. Hutson
    Pages 23-29
  4. John M. Hutson
    Pages 41-52
  5. Garry L. Warne, Jacqueline K. Hewitt
    Pages 53-61
  6. Jacqueline K. Hewitt, Garry L. Warne
    Pages 63-80
  7. Jacqueline K. Hewitt, Garry L. Warne
    Pages 81-87
  8. John M. Hutson
    Pages 89-96
  9. John M. Hutson
    Pages 97-101
  10. John M. Hutson
    Pages 103-114
  11. John M. Hutson, Garry L. Warne
    Pages 115-124
  12. John M. Hutson, Garry L. Warne, Sonia R. Grover
    Pages 125-131
  13. Murray Bartlett
    Pages 133-145
  14. Garry L. Warne, Jacqueline K. Hewitt
    Pages 159-172
  15. John M. Hutson
    Pages 173-181
  16. John M. Hutson, Chris Kimber
    Pages 183-191
  17. Elizabeth Loughlin
    Pages 193-201
  18. David Amor
    Pages 203-214
  19. Garry L. Warne, Vijaylakshmi Bhatia
    Pages 215-230
  20. John M. Hutson, Garry L. Warne, Sonia R. Grover
    Pages 231-239
  21. Sonia R. Grover
    Pages 241-249
  22. Porpavai Kasiannan
    Pages 251-263
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 299-311

About this book


The birth of a baby with ambiguous genitalia triggers a chain reaction of difficulties that rapidly spread to the entire family and most medical attendants, leading to lasting effects on the gender identity, personality, and sexual functioning of the unfortunate individual.  The rapid advances in medicine over the last 50 years have totally changed the outlook for children with disorders of sex development (DSD), but there is still much to learn.


This book crystallizes the combined experience of a leading dedicated unit over 25 years in delivering expert medical and surgical care to children with DSD in a holistic environment.  It documents the most recent advances in the molecular biology and embryology of sex development, and describes each disorder in detail.  The clinical presentation and approach to diagnosis are described both for babies and for children presenting later in childhood or at adolescence.  The chapters on management highlight all the latest knowledge and include the shared wisdom of the authors on current controversies, such as the timing of surgical treatment.  Finally, the authors describe their short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes, which demonstrate the strengths of holistic team management.


Ambiguous genitalia Disorders of sex development Embryology of sex development Holistic treatment approach Intersex

Editors and affiliations

  • John M. Hutson
    • 1
  • Garry L. Warne
    • 2
  • Sonia R. Grover
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of UrologyThe Royal Children's HospitalParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2., Department of Endocrinology and DiabetesThe Royal Children's HospitalParkvilleAustralia
  3. 3., Department of GynaecologyRoyal Children's HospitalParkvilleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22963-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22964-0
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