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2006-05-16-15 Adrenal hyperplasia © Suchet

Adrenal hyperplasia

Ian Suchet, MD


These are several images of a female fetus with an adrenal hyperplasia. The mother received steroids during the gestation to prevent virilization. The baby was born without any sign of ambiguous genitalia. The final diagnosis was a congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency.


Note the bilateral adrenal hyperplasia.


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