Turner's Syndrome Evaluation
- Cystic hygroma
- A fluid-filled cavity in the neck
- Webbed neck
- Foot swelling (bilateral)
- Hand swelling (bilateral)
- Slow growth
- Short stature:
- Average height of an adult woman with Turner's syndrome who has received human growth hormone treatment is 4 feet 8 inches.
- Delayed puberty
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Receding lower jaw
- Low set ears
- Low hairline
- Slight droop to eyes
- Broad chest
- Flat feet
Genetic tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of Turner's syndrome.
Tests that may be used to evaluate Turner's syndrome include:
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PubMed Turner's Syndrome References
- Aligeti VR, Horn HR. Turner's syndrome and coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Mar 1;99(5):741-2. Epub 2007 Jan 12. 
- Bolar K, Hoffman AR, Maneatis T, Lippe B. Long-term safety of recombinant human growth hormone in turner syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Feb;93(2):344-51. Epub 2007 Nov 13. 
- Morgan T. Turner syndrome: diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Aug 1;76(3):405-10.