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Am J Kidney Dis. 1985 Jul;6(1):40-8.

A syndrome of chronic renal failure and XY gonadal dysgenesis in young phenotypic females without genital ambiguity.


A case of XY gonadal dysgenesis with renal failure is presented. Diagnosis was delayed four years post renal transplantation. A uterus, fallopian tubes, and vagina were present with a combined gonadoblastoma and dysgerminoma found in the right streak gonad. Six other similar cases have been reported, including concordance in a pair of monozygous twins. Because of the risk of gonadal malignancy, the serum FSH concentration should be determined in phenotypic females with primary amenorrhea and chronic renal disease. Due to a physiologic reduction in the serum FSH concentration in agonadal individuals between 5 and 11 years of age, a karyotype may be required to detect affected individuals during this interval. Gonadectomy should be performed in all cases of XY gonadal dysgenesis. A urinalysis and serum creatinine concentration should be obtained in girls presenting with XY gonadal dysgenesis. The serum FSH concentration and karyotype should be determined in females presenting with congenital nephrotic syndrome.

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