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June 15, 1929

A CASE OF PSEUDOHERMAPHRODISM IN WHICH OPERATION WAS PERFORMED FOR UNDESCENDED TESTES

JAMA. 1929;92(24):2018. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.92700500005009c

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Abstract

The case of pseudohermaphrodism reported here is presented because it contains factors of interest and concern to the general practitioner and the urologist. It is seldom that such cases are presented for operation and only rarely that the opportunity is given of actually observing the internal sexual structure of the pseudohermaphrodite.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —The patient is apparently a boy, aged 16, extremely bright and with a good physique. His actions and inclinations are all distinctly masculine, and there is nothing about his outward appearance to suggest any abnormality. His body, however, has distinctly feminine characteristics; the breasts have nipples common to the girl of his age; the hips and legs are of the female type, and the pubic hair has the feminine distribution. The genitalia consist of a small penis, below which is a small rudimentary scrotum that does not contain testes, and testes cannot be palpated

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