Laparoscopic Gonadectomy in Patients with Mosaic Turner Syndrome and Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome: A Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Surgical Aspects

AUTHORS

Alyssa Sze-Wai Wong 1 , * , Pong-Mo Yuen 2

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China

How to Cite: Wong A S, Yuen P. Laparoscopic Gonadectomy in Patients with Mosaic Turner Syndrome and Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome: A Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Surgical Aspects, J Minim Invasive Surg Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 2(4):0-0.

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Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgical Sciences: 2 (4); 0-0
Published Online: September 29, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: October 7, 2012
Accepted: January 25, 2013
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Abstract

Introduction: Women with mosaic Turner syndrome (TS) bearing the presence of Y chromosome material or with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS) is at risk of gonadal malignancy. Two patients with characteristic features of these uncommon disorders are reported, and the surgical techniques of laparoscopic gonadectomy are reviewed and discussed. The aim of the present study is to report 2 clinical cases and review the surgical aspects of laparoscopic gonadectomy.

Case Presentation: Both patients had gonadectomy performed by laparoscopy.

Conclusions: Laparoscopic gonadectomy can be performed in individuals with TS and CAIS. Different surgical strategies have to be considered for gonads in different locations. Gonadectomy by laparoscopy should be considered for these young patients with clinical, psychological, and cosmetic benefits.

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