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Ovotesticular Disorder of Sex Development

Abstract

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NORD is very grateful to Eric Vilain, MD, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics and Urology; Director, Center for Gender-Based Biology; Chief, Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Ovotesticular Disorder of Sex Development

  • ovotesticular DSD
  • true gonadal intersex
  • true hermaphroditism

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Ovotesticular disorder of sex development (ovotesticular DSD) is a very rare disorder in which an infant is born with the internal reproductive organs (gonads) of both sexes (female ovaries and male testes). The gonads can be any combination of ovary, testes or combined ovary and testes (ovotestes). The external genitalia are usually ambiguous but can range from normal male to normal female.

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