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A Case of True Hermaphroditism.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(8):1174-1179.
Published online August 31, 1989.
A Case of True Hermaphroditism.
Hi Young Chun, Won Suk Suh, Byung Churl Lee
Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea
진성 반음양 치험 1례
전희영, 서원석, 이병철
가톨릭의대 의학부 소아과학교실
Received: 27 January 1989   • Accepted: 27 March 1989
Abstract
A hermaphrodite in an individual in whom both testicular and ovarian tissues are present. A 15-year old boy presented with breast development and hypospadias. On physical examination, his height, weight, and arm span were normal. He had stage 4 breast development and normal pubic (stage 4) and axillary hair. He also had hypospadias in spite of corrective surgery 2 times. And his karyotype was 46,XX. He presented serum testosterone level of normal male adult and serum estradiol level of normal female adult. Diagnosis was made by physical examination, cytogenetic analysis, endocrinologic evaluation and exploratory laparatomy with biopsy. We found both ovotestis without a uterus in the operation. A brief review of related literature is also presented.
Key Words: True Hermaphroditism


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