Congenital anomalies of the genitalia

Congenital anomalies of the genitalia
Classification and external resources
Specialty medical genetics
ICD-10 Q50-Q56
ICD-9-CM 752
MeSH D014564

Congenital anomaly of the genitalia is a medical term referring to any physical abnormality of the male or female internal or external genitalia present at birth. This is a broad category of conditions, some common and some rare.


Some result from excessive or deficient androgen effect, others result from teratogenic effects, or are associated with anomalies of other parts of the body in a recognizable pattern (i.e., a syndrome). The cause of many of these birth defects is unknown. Some simply represent the extremes of the normal range of size for body parts.


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