The new, fully updated edition of this successful book, brings together the combined experience of a leading dedicated unit over 25 years in delivering expert medical and surgical care to children with DSD (Disorders|Differences of Sex Development
) in a holistic environment. It documents the most recent advances in the molecular biology and embryology of sex development, and describes each variation in detail. The main focus of the book is on patients with variations with their anatomy and hormone function. New chapters describe the developments in the field in terms of definitions and incidence, the mental health of DSD patients and discuss the perspectives of patients families and support groups.
The clinical presentation and approach to diagnosis are described both for babies and for children presenting later in childhood or at adolescence. The chapters on management highlight all the latest knowledge and include the shared wisdom of the authors on current controversies, such as the timing of surgical treatment. Finally, the authors describe their short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes, which demonstrate the strengths of holistic team management.
Disorders|Differences of Sex Development
Current debate about definitions and the incidence of DSD.- The Molecular Basis of Gonadal Development and DSD .-Embryology of the Human Genital Tract.- Hormones Regulating Sex Development.- Questions About Gender: Children with Atypical.-Abnormal Embryology in DSD.- 46,XX DSD.- 46,XY DSD.- Mixed Sex Chromosome and Ovo-Testicular DSD.- Non-hormonal DSD.- Multiple Malformation Syndromes in DSD .- The Neonate with Ambiguous Genitalia.- DSD Later in Childhood .- The Adolescent or Young Adult with DSD .- Imaging in DSD.- Ethical Principles for the Management of Children with Disorders of Sex Development: A Systematic Approach for Individual Cases.- The Medical Management of Disorders of Sex Development.- Surgical Treatment in Infancy.- Laparoscopy for DSD.- The Family.- Genetic Counselling.- Cultural Differences and Controversies about Timing of Management.- A Long-Term Outcome Study of DSD in Melbourne.- Medical Management of Adolescents and Young Adults.- Gynaecological Management.- Psychological Management in Adolescence and Beyond.- Short-, Medium- and Long-Term Outcomes Following Surgery for Disorders of Sex Development at Royal Children's Hospital.- Long-Term Outcome of Disorders of Sex Development: A World View.- Psychosocial issues and mental health in DSD patients.- Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Patients.- Perspectives of patients, families and support groups.- Additional Material .-Video .-Index.