45,X/46,XY syndrome: a chromosomal variant of Turner's (typically 45,X) syndromeevident neonatally by reason of a birth defect of the sex organs, which look hermaphroditically ambiguous. The gonads are neither ovarian nor testicular, but malformed or dysgenic streaks. Short stature is characteristic. At the age of puberty and thereafter, sex hormone treatment is necessary. Some babies with this condition are assigned, reared, and clinically habilitated as boys, some as girls, the latter being more satisfactory.

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