Tag: Turner Syndrome

Can Down Syndrome Symptoms be Spotted Before Birth?

Can Down Syndrome Symptoms be Spotted Before Birth?

Down Syndrome is a very common disorder of the genes that affects hundreds of births every year. Can Down Syndrome symptoms be spotted before birth, though? What Causes Down Syndrome? In general, Down Syndrome occurs when an extra chromosome, called chromosome 21, appears in the body. Usually, children who are born to older women have [...]

November 12, 2012 More

Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome (TS), alternately referred to as Turner’s syndrome, monosomy X, and gonadal dysgenesis, was first described in 1938 by Dr. Henry Turner in a case report of several girls with short stature, no secondary sexual characteristics, arms that bent outwards at the elbows (called cubitus valgus), neck webbing, and a low posterior hairline. These [...]

September 29, 2011 More

Genital Development

Female genitalia consist of two main parts, the internal genitalia that includes the uterus, fallopian tubes, and vagina and external genitalia consisting of the vulva. Both internal and external genitalia develop in utero, that is, when the baby is still in the womb. In a series of experiments conducted in the 1950s, Alfred Jost demonstrated [...]

September 12, 2011 More