What is the role of cryptorchidism in intersexuality?

Updated: Dec 17, 2020
  • Author: Joel M Sumfest, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Further evaluation is needed to identify the role, if any, of isolated cryptorchidism in the spectrum of intersexuality. Histologic, molecular, radiologic, and hormonal studies may reveal similar or dissimilar etiologies for the common isolated undescended testis compared with the relatively uncommon ambiguous genitalia of intersexuality.


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