Skeletal maturation in the XY female syndrome

Clin Genet. 1986 Sep;30(3):199-201. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0004.1986.tb00595.x.


The assessment of bone age in eleven prepuberal patients with XY-female syndrome shows that skeletal maturation in these patients follow a male pattern. This supports the concept of a factor on the Y chromosome regulating skeletal maturation in the first ten years of life. Tall stature does not seem to be a feature of this syndrome in childhood.

MeSH terms

  • Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome / genetics
  • Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome / pathology*
  • Body Height
  • Bone Development*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Syndrome