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To The Editor.—Drs. Simpson and Morillo-Cucci in commenting on our paper "Inguinal Hernias in Females and the Testicular Feminization Syndrome" (Amer J Dis Child117: 243-251 [Feb] 1969) are in substantial agreement with our position insofar as their letter goes. The existence of more than one kind of "testicular feminization syndrome" is alluded to in our discussion on p 243, where it is stated that classification of the type depends upon the degree of masculinization. There is no objection to looking for the sex chromatin mass preoperatively, but because errors may be made in doing this test just as they may be made with any other test, it is advantageous to use the opportunity to determine the absence or presence of a uterus at the time of operation.
One point which was not made clear during the discussion is that an additional reason for making the
KAPLAN SA. TESTICULAR FEMINIZATION SYNDROME-Reply. Am J Dis Child. 1969;118(3):531. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1969.02100040533024
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