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1 September 2005 XY MALE PSEUDOHERMAPHRODITISM IN A CAPTIVE ARABIAN ORYX (ORYX LEUCORYX)
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A 2-yr-old Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) was presented for evaluation of abnormal genitalia and infantile behavior. The oryx had a penis and a scrotum, but testes were not palpable within the scrotum or inguinal canal. The total serum testosterone for the individual was lower than in age-matched males of the same species. Surgical exploration showed markedly hypoplastic intra-abdominal gonads, which demonstrated both testicular and uterine tissue on histologic examination. After karyotype analysis, the individual was classified as an XY male pseudohermaphrodite. This condition resembles two human intersex syndromes: embryonic testicular regression syndrome and partial gonadal dysgenesis syndrome, which occur in familial lines.

Luis R. Padilla, Christopher J. Dutton, Joan Bauman, and Mary Duncan "XY MALE PSEUDOHERMAPHRODITISM IN A CAPTIVE ARABIAN ORYX (ORYX LEUCORYX)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 36(3), 498-503, (1 September 2005). https://doi.org/10.1638/04-006.1
Received: 12 January 2004; Published: 1 September 2005
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