oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The challenges of ambiguous genitalia

Volume 38, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In this paper we assessed 71 patients with ambiguous genitalia who were seen in the out-patient clinics of both the Paediatric and Urology Departments in the Harare Group of Hospitals. The majority of patients were seen by both the paediatricians and the urologists as children with anomalous genitalia, and a good number were referred to the Urological out-patients as cases of severe perineal, penoscrotal hypospadias, or cryptorchidism. In the patients seen, the classification had been made and surgery performed on a great majority of them at an early stage, to avoid later catastrophes and the possibility of the development of gonadoblastoma.

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