Transverse testicular ectopia discovered following reduction of an inguinal hernia

Thomas A. Boyle, Eduardo A. Perez, Ricardo Diez, Juan E. Sola, Eva E. Sanz, Ana Garcia, Ennio J. Fuentes

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Abstract

Transverse testicular ectopia is a rare condition in which both testicles occupy a single hemiscrotum. The aberrant positioning may lead to vascular compromise or impaired temperature regulation, which elevate the risks for torsion, infertility and testicular cancer. Definitive therapy consists of orchiectomy or orchiopexy. We report a case of a 10-month-old boy with an incarcerated inguinal hernia who was discovered to have transverse testicular ectopia following hernia reduction. The patient was treated with herniorrhaphy and open transseptal orchiopexy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)608-611
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Cryptorchidism
  • Doppler
  • Hernia
  • Orchiopexy
  • Testicular ectopia
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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