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A 47-year-old member asked:

how can radiology help diagnose or treat turner's syndrome?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Findings on imaging: Certain features of turner syndrome can be seen radiographically. Examples include short forth or fifth fingers, broadened neck, narrow lumbar spinal canal, and streak ovaries on ultrasound and/or ct of pelvis. Coarctation or narrowing of aorta, seen on mr or ct, can occur.Horseshoe or fused kidneys increased incidenehowever diagnosis relies on chromosomal analysis, x0, instead of usual xx female.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can males get turner's syndrome?

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Dr. Ira Salafsky
Clinical Genetics 56 years experience
No: Turner syndrome is caused by an abnormal karyotype that contains only a single x chromosome and no y chromosome. It thus seen only in females.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What culture or race is associated with turner's syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Equal opportunity Dx: Turner syndrome( xo sex chromasomes) has been reported across all races, cultures and socio-economic groups.After conception, many are lost early in pregnancy. The DX may be suspected prenatally thru screening or evident by physical features seen at birth. Many go unrecognized until adolescence when short stature & lack of development is evident.With rx they can live quite well.
A 25-year-old member asked:

Is turner syndrome also another form of a hermaphrodite?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Female: Turner syndrome is a woman who only has one x chromosome instead of 2 x chromosomes that a female usually has. This will result in decreased or absent secondary sex characteristics (such as breat development). These women usually do not have periods and are infertile. Turner syndrome is always a female though. This is distinctly different from being a hermaphrodite.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Great answer. Wishing you'all the very best.
Feb 24, 2012
Dr. Nancy Durso
Dr. Nancy Durso commented
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Some Turner's syndrome patients may have lost a Y chromosome. This can only be told through special tests or if there is only partial loss (mosaic). They will still look like a female. Any gonad tissue needs to be removed because of increased risk of cancer. A hermaphrodite has both eggs and sperm. Turner's patients usually have one type but have lost them all by puberty.
Feb 25, 2012
A 29-year-old member asked:

Do radiology clinics do DEXA tests?

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Dr. Steven Greenberg
Radiology 32 years experience
Yes: Yes. Many radiology facilities perform DXA scans.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Explain the difference between fluoroscopy and general radiology?

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Dr. Peter Bream
Radiology 25 years experience
Both use X-rays: By general radiology i assume you mean conventional radiographs like a chest x-ray. The difference between that and fluoroscopy is that fluoroscopy is a video camera hooked up to a continuous x-ray source. This allows doctors to see blood vessels when contrast is injected or help guid wires and catheters through the body for treatment. A conventional radiograph is a single pulse of radiation.

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