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Turner Syndrome Features

Turner syndrome features vary among individual women. The different features of this condition can range from minor cosmetic issues to major heart defects. Short stature is the most common feature of Turner syndrome.

An Overview of Turner Syndrome Features

The impact of Turner Syndrome varies among individual women. Features can range from minor cosmetic issues to major heart defects. Some women may have many Turner syndrome features or symptoms, while others may only have a few.
 
Below is a table that lists a number of Turner syndrome features and how frequently they occur.
 

Turner Syndrome Features: Table

 

Incidence of Turner Syndrome Features
System
Feature
Incidence
Skeletal
Short stature
100%
 
50%
 
Cubitus valgus
(increased carrying angle at elbow)
45%
 
Short metacarpals
(bones of fingers or knuckles)
35%
 
High arched palate
35%
Reproductive
Primary gonadal failure
95%
 
98%
 
Gonadoblastoma
3%
Neurological
Spatio-visual
70-80%
 
Behavioral
70-80%
 
Sensorineural hearing loss
30%
Endocrine
Hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's)
35%
 
Carbohydrate intolerance
30-40%
Lymphatic (obstruction)
Webbed neck
25%
 
Low posterior hairline
40%
 
Swelling of hands and/or feet
20%
 
A distinctive type of nail curvature
12%
Cardiovascular
Coarctation of the aorta
5%
 
15%
 
25-40%
Other embryogenic
Structural abnormalities in kidney
35%
 
Pigmented nevi
(colored spots on skin)
25%

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