Two Cases of Late-Diagnosed Ovotesticular Disorder of Sex Development

Eiji Hisamatsu, Yoshikiyo Nakagawa, Yoshifumi Sugita


Ovotesticular disorder of sex development (ovotesticular DSD) is defined as the presence of testicular and ovarian tissue in the same individual. Both external and internal genitalia of patients with ovotesticular DSD display a spectrum of phenotypes. Most children present with ambiguous genitalia in combination with unilateral or bilateral undescended gonads. We experienced two late-diagnosed children who presented with proximal hypospadias and bilateral scrotal gonads. One should consider the possibility of ovotesticular DSD when managing patients with proximal hypospadias even if both gonads are palpable in the scrotum.


Disorder of sex development, Ovotestis, Hypospadias

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