A case report: 46 XY-disorder of sexual development


  • Tejal Kansara Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Tushar Shah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Yesha Umbharatwala Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India




46 XY disorder of sexual development, Ambiguous external genitalia, Sex reassignment


Authors report a case of a 6-year-old child with syndromic 46, XY disorder of sexual development. From the birth patient was assigned female. Physical examination showed dysmorphic features and ambiguous external genitalia. Cytogenetic analysis of cultured peripheral blood lymphocytes revealed a male karyotype. The result of the chromosomal investigation showing male genetic sex, together with the ambivalent aspect of the external genitalia and gonads that are exclusively testes led to the diagnosis of 46, XY disorder of sexual development. The clinical management will help the child and the family deal effectively with this condition A multidisciplinary approach to this problem involving pediatricians, specialists in the field of endocrinology, genetics, surgery and psychiatry is necessary in order to reach a prompt and correct diagnosis and treatment.


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