Japanese Journal of Radiology

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 67–71 | Cite as

Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome with microtia: a rare presentation

  • Narvir Singh Chauhan
  • Yash Paul Sharma
  • Sanjeev Sharma
  • Saurabh Sharma
Case Report


Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) is a rare X-linked disorder characterized by a female body habitus and male genotype. The Müllerian duct derivatives are absent or rudimentary, and the testes are undescended. Microtia is characterized by a malformed auricle; and in some cases it is genetically transmitted with a non-sex-linked inheritance pattern. The presence of CAIS with microtia has not been documented previously, and this is the first case to describe the radiological findings of this rare presentation.

Key words

Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome Microtia Müllerian agenesis Ectopic gonads Primary amenorrhea 


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© Japan Radiological Society 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Narvir Singh Chauhan
    • 1
  • Yash Paul Sharma
    • 1
  • Sanjeev Sharma
    • 2
  • Saurabh Sharma
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiodiagnosis, Set No A3, Type IVDr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College Campus, Tanda (Kangra)Himachal PradeshIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryDr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical CollegeTandaIndia
  3. 3.Department of PathologyDr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical CollageTandaIndia

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