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Our team has the expertise to treat all types of disorders of sex development (DSD). Treatment options will vary based on the specific diagnosis and issues involved. Treatment and services may include:
Medical management of patients with DSD may include hormone treatment, such as:
Routine follow-up appointments, blood work and serial imaging may also be a part of your child’s long-term medical treatment plan.
Not all disorders of sex development require surgical treatment. However, when surgery is an appropriate treatment option, our expert gynecologists and urologists can provide surgical treatment with optimal functional and cosmetic outcomes.
A few examples of conditions where surgery may be indicated are congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and disorders of vaginal development.
We have the expertise to perform simple and complex surgical procedures, including:
A procedure to visualize the internal structure of the urinary bladder and lower urinary tract by means of a cystoscope (thin, flexible tube with a light and video camera attached).
A procedure to visualize the vaginal canal by means of an endoscope (thin, flexible tube with a light and video camera attached) to assess length, diameter and patency.
Surgery to normalize the appearance and function of the female external genitalia. Feminizing genitoplasty may incorporate one or all of the following procedures:
Surgery to improve the appearance and function of the male external genitalia. Masculinizing genitoplasty may include:
Read and download “Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Sex Development in Childhood” or the “Handbook for Parents.”
Disorders of Sex Development: A Guide for Parents and Physicians (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book). Information at Amazon.com.
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