Forms of Intersexuality Caused by Chromosomal Abnormalities

  • Waldemar Ch. Hecker


The possibility of an abnormality of the sex chromosomes (gonosomes) should be considered in every intersex patient whose hormonal status is unclear. Chromosome abnormalities are confirmed by karyography. The most common gonosomal aberrations, Klinefelter’s syndrome (47 XXY), with a prevalence of 1:1000, and Ullrich-Turner syndrome (45 XO), with a prevalence of 1:2500, are of no importance in this context, because they are not associated with ambiguous genitals.


Testosterone Progestin Hermaphroditism Gonadoblastoma 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Waldemar Ch. Hecker
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  1. 1.Kinderchirurgische Klinik im Dr. von Haunerschen Kinderspitalder Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany

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