How is intersex differentiation syndrome investigated in girls with abdominal inguinal hernias?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Approximately 2% of girls with inguinal hernias have an intersex differentiation syndrome. Each girl should have the fallopian tubes and ovaries examined directly or via peritoneoscopy. The hernia sac of a female patient must be scrupulously examined for signs of testicular tissue if it contains an ovary.


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