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Ultrasound of unambiguous genitalia: Challenges and Pitfalls

Watts, S., Harris, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-4531-1406 & Watson, T. (2018). Ultrasound of unambiguous genitalia: Challenges and Pitfalls. Poster presented at the British Medical Ultrasound Society Conference, 04 - 06 December 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom.


An ultrasound scan is an essential imaging tool in the initial assessment of an infant or child presenting with ambiguous genitalia (Ahmed et al, 2016). Within this poster presentation the authors will explore the background to the many different and complex appearances arising from this condition. Case studies will illustrate the varied ultrasound findings encountered in the spectrum of disorders of sex development (DSD) with genetic correlation which is an essential component of the patient pathway for gender assignment (Trust protocols, 2018). Sometimes the appearances are confusing and may mean that a follow up scan or further imaging is needed, delaying diagnosis and decision making (Trust protocols, 2018). A multidisciplinary team approach is vital to ensure that the family understand the limitations of the ultrasound and that anatomical presence does not indicate normal function.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
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