What is the role of gonadoblastoma in the development of hirsutism?

Updated: May 01, 2020
  • Author: George T Griffing, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Gonadoblastomas usually develop in younger persons (aged 10-30 y) who are genetic males with female external genitalia. Nearly half of these tumors are malignant, and many are bilateral. Pelvic examination findings are abnormal because internal female genitalia are absent.


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