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Disorders of Sex Development

  • John M. Hutson
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Abstract

Disorders of sex development (DSD) are rare, complex anomalies of genital development that often present with an ambiguous genital appearance at birth. Rapid recognition and diagnosis are essential to prevent inappropriate gender assignment in the neonatal ward. After morphological and molecular assessment is complete a management plan is developed by a multidisciplinary team in the tertiary and/or quaternary referral centre.

Keywords

Intersex Ambiguous genitalia Disorders of sexual development Surgical management, outcomes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s HospitalParkvilleAustralia

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