, Volume 19, Issue 3–4, pp 337–340 | Cite as

X0 Karyotype in a phenotypic male

  • Pushpa Bhatia
  • R. A. Pai
  • K. P. S. Varma
Clinical Case Reports


A 24-year-old male with ambiguous genitalia was found to have a predominantly 45,X chromosomal constitution. The clinical and cytological findings in this patient are presented in the report. The possible mode of origin of this aberrant phenotype due to chromosome mosaicism of 45,X/46,XY type during early embryogenesis and subsequent elimination of 46,XY cell line is discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pushpa Bhatia
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. A. Pai
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. P. S. Varma
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew Delhi
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsWillingdon HospitalNew Delhi

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