Hepatogonadal fusion

Fabio Ferro, Alberto Lais, Renata Boldrini, Francesco De Peppo, Giovanni Federici, Cesare Bosman

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Abstract

Fusion of the testis with adrenal remnants is a relatively common incidental finding during orchidopexy. Splenogonadal fusion has been described in several cases. Herein the authors report a case of hepatogonadal fusion. To their knowledge, this is the first such case in the literature. Ectopic liver tissue has been encountered in a variety of locations, but had not been found in a testicle. The trapping of hepatocyte-destined mesenchyma in different areas may explain the presence of heterotopic liver tissue in different organs. If these cell aggregates are trapped in the area of peritoneum where the testis is forming, heterotopic liver tissue can end up in the testis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-436
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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