Tumors of the testis in intersex syndromes

Urol Clin North Am. 2000 Aug;27(3):543-51, x. doi: 10.1016/s0094-0143(05)70101-4.


Patients with intersex syndrome are rare in the general population. In these patients, cryptorchid gonads that have an Y chromosome or Y chromosomal material are at risk for development of germinal and non-germinal neoplasm and non-neoplastic masses. Diagnosis of individual patients should be accurate for optimal care and risk assessment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital / pathology
  • Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome / complications*
  • Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome / pathology
  • Child
  • Disorders of Sex Development / pathology
  • Gonadal Dysgenesis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mullerian Ducts / pathology
  • Syndrome
  • Testicular Neoplasms / complications*
  • Testis / pathology