By Harish GopinatH
What is it?
Turner Syndrome is a birth defect caused by the absence of an X chromosome in some or all cells of a female, which inhibits sexual development and usually causes infertility.
- short stature
- webbed skin of the neck
- abnormal eye features (drooping eyelids)
- abnormal bone development, such as a "shield-shaped," broad flat chest
- absent or retarded development of secondary sexual characteristics that normally appear at puberty, including sparse public hair and small breasts
- coarctation (narrowing) of the aorta
- bicuspid aortic valve
- dry eyes
- absence of menstruation