Title

Newborn with klinefelter syndrome and posterior urethral valves

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology

Date

11-16-2008

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Humans; Infant, Newborn; Klinefelter Syndrome; Male; Urethra

Disciplines

Pediatrics

Abstract

We describe the case of a 10-day-old term infant with 47,XXY, in association with posterior urethral valves, a right ectopic ureter, a right dysplastic kidney, left hydronephrosis, cryptorchidism, and encephalomalacia. The renal anomaly was diagnosed prenatally by ultrasonography, and additional evaluation was performed after birth. Urinary tract anomalies are uncommon in Klinefelter syndrome. Unilateral and bilateral renal agenesis have been described. We describe, to our knowledge, the first case of posterior urethral valves, ectopic ureter, and encephalomalacia in association with 47,XXY.

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Citation: Urology. 2008 Nov;72(5):1033-5. Epub 2008 Jul 10. Link to article on publisher's site

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PubMed ID

18619658