Ambiguous genitalia

Case contributed by Dr Carlos Felipe Hurtado Arias


History of ambiguous genitalia. Due to its sociodemographic and cultural characteristics was never brought or consulted for this reason. Currently, with anxiety and depression disorder; he refuses to perform sedation to acquire images with better quality.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years


Study with extensive artifacts of movement, for the reasons mentioned above.

Gonads in the inguinal canals.

The urethra is of feminine characteristics, and it extends through the "phallus" (it can not be cited neither as a penis nor as a clitoris), inside which cavernous bodies and urethra are observed.

Genital lips are reminiscent of female labia, whose content is exclusively fatty. The gonads (histopathologically documented as ovaries), do not show signs of malignancy (a common feature in this type of structures).


Annotated images

The colored structures are the phallus (green, light red), the inguinal gonads (light blue) and the feminine urethra (dark red).

Case Discussion

A case with ambiguous genitalia. The following features are observed: 

  • the inguinal gonads were surgically removed, and the histopathological analysis documents ovarian tissue
  • the phallus that contains cavernous bodies and urethra
  • upper genital lips of exclusively fat content, in concomitance with the absence of the vagina
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Case information

rID: 69686
Published: 22nd Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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Institution: Radiologos Asociados S.A.S - CEDICAF Pereira

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