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Indian Journal of Mednodent and Allied Sciences
Year : 2014, Volume : 2, Issue : 2
First page : ( 230) Last page : ( 232)
Print ISSN : 2347-6192. Online ISSN : 2347-6206.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2347-6206.2014.00019.3

Testicular Feminization Syndrome: A Case Study

Reddy M. Rupa*, Reddy M.V. Naveen

Associate Professor, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

*Corresponding author email: rupaobg@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 11 November, 2014.


We report a rare case of testicular feminization syndrome in a 24 years old patient. This is a syndrome due to androgen insensitivity. The patient is phenotypically female with male Karyotype (46XY). The patient is completely feminine with well-developed breasts, female external genitalia, blind vagina, absent mullerian structures, undescended testes and sparse axillary and pubic hair. The gonad (undescended testes) may be intra-abdominal, inguinal or labial. The patient was surgically treated with bilateral orchidectomy and vaginal reconstruction. The incidence of testicular feminization syndrome is reported to range from 1 in 2,000 to 1 in 62,400.



Cryptorchidism, Androgen insensitivity syndrome, Orchidectomy, Malignant transformation, X linked recessive.


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