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Laparoscopic gonadectomy in a case of a dicentric fluorescent Y-chromosome mosaicism with Turner-like phenotype and virilized external genitalia
In few cases of Turner syndrome the karyotype reveals the presence of an additional Y-bearing cell line, which is referred to as a borderline case of mixed gonadal dysgenesis. We report a 20-year-old woman with primary amenorrhea, virilization and a few Turner stigmata, who revealed rare mosaicism of 45,X/46,X die (Y; 5)(q 12; q 11), +5/46,X, der (Y), which was detected by conventional G-banding and multicolor spectral karyotyping. She underwent laparoscopic gonadectomy in which mixed gonadal dysgenesis was found and both gonads were removed. No evidence of gonadoblastoma was noted on the gonads. Virilization improved postoperatively. We recommend gonadectomy via laparoscope in women presenting with Turner-like phenotype, virilization and the presence of a Y chromosome. This report describes the role of cytogenetic and molecular genetic investigations in the definition of mosaicism in Turner syndrome.