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Transverse testicular ectopia, a case report and review of literature

By Mohammad Kazem Moslemi, Mohammad Reza Ebadzadeh and Shabir Al-Mousawi

Abstract

Crossed testicular ectopia (CTE)/transverse testicular ectopia (TTE) is a rare but well known congenital anomaly, in which both gonads migrate toward the same hemiscrotum. It is usually associated with other abnormalities such as persistent Mullerian duct syndrome, true hermaphroditism, inguinal hernia, hypospadias, pseudohermaphroditism, and scrotal anomalies. About 100 cases of transverse testicular ectopia have been reported in published studies. We report a case of transverse testicular ectopia in an 8-month-old boy who presented with right inguinal hernia and nonpalpable left testis. On exploration, both testes were present in the right inguinal region. Bilateral orchiopexy was performed by crossing the left testis in the extra-peritoneal space and ipsilateral scrotal orchiopexy. The diagnosis could not be made preoperatively in most of reported cases

Topics: testis, undescended testis, cryptorchidism, testicular ectopia, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:2442c8598fa845eeb1b29429939c1192
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