Polyorchidism and torsion. A lesson from 2 cases

Fabio Ferro, Barbara Iacobelli

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Abstract

Two cases of polyorchidism with 2 left scrotal testes are referred. In both patients, the segmented gonads showed a "bell clapper" deformity. In the first patient, the contralateral gonad also presented a large mesorchium and absence of scrotal ligament, whereas in the second case, the right gonad was firmly adhered to the tunica vaginalis because of a previous appendix testis torsion. Orchidopexy of all testes, judged at risk for torsion, was performed. Contrary to what is recommended by recent literature, we consider scrotal exploration and testis fixation mandatory of the contralateral, apparently normal gonad as well, even in the absence of clinical and ultrasound signs of associated abnormalities or complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1662-1664
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Keywords

  • Gonads
  • Polyorchidism
  • Testicular torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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