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Intersex disorders are rare and complex; yet, in each case of genital ambiguity, accurate and expeditious management is required of the clinician. This article reviews the embryology of sexual differentiation, from which some 'rules' of diagnosis are derived. A simplified approach to the interpretation of clinical signs in ambiguous genitalia is presented and discussed.


Journal article


J Paediatr Child Health

Publication Date





406 - 413


Female, Genitalia, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Radiography, Sex Determination Analysis