A 48,XXXX female with absence of ovaries.

A 16 1/2-year-old phenotypic female had primary amenorrhea, mild mental retardation, radioulnar synostosis, and other minor anomalies. Chromosome constitution of leukocytes and skin fibroblasts was 48,XXXX. Plasma levels of gonadotropins were increased, and those of estrogens, decreased consistent with ovarian failure. Laparoscopy showed a small midline uterus, and 2 fallopian tubes, and fimbriae. Neither ovaries nor gonadal streaks were seen on either side. This patient appears to represent the first instance of 48,XXXX aneuploidy with documented absence of ovaries.
AuthorsR J Collen, R E Falk, B M Lippe, S A Kaplan
JournalAmerican journal of medical genetics (Am J Med Genet) Vol. 6 Issue 4 Pg. 275-8 ( 1980) ISSN: 0148-7299 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID7211945 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Adolescent
  • Chromosome Banding
  • Chromosomes, Human (ultrastructure)
  • Female
  • Gonadal Dysgenesis (genetics)
  • Humans
  • Intellectual Disability (genetics)
  • Karyotyping
  • Lymphocytes (ultrastructure)
  • Ovary (abnormalities)
  • Phenotype
  • Sex Chromosome Aberrations (genetics)
  • Sex Chromosomes
  • Skin (ultrastructure)
  • X Chromosome

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