Turner syndrome

E. Kirk Neely, Patricia Y. Fechner, Ron G. Rosenfeld

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Humans need an intact X chromosome to survive. When all (or part) of the second sex chromosome-the X or the Y chromosome-is absent, a characteristic prenatal and postnatal phenotype results. Of the small percentage that survives to term, affected individuals are phenotypic females with dysgenetic ovaries, short stature, and other typical but highly variable dysmorphic features (Fig. 1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Endocrinology, Fifth Edition
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2 Growth, Adrenal, Sexual, Thyroid, Calcium, and Fluid Balance Disorders
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781420042726
ISBN (Print)9781420042702
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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