Transverse Testicular Ectopia

Authors: S. Tichý 1;  K. Jiroušová 2;  M. Machart 1
Authors‘ workplace: Oddělení dětské urologie, Klinika dětské chirurgie a traumatologie 3. LF UK a FTNsP, Praha přednosta prof. MUDr. P. Havránek, CSc. 1;  Pediatrická klinika 1. LF UK a FTNsP, Praha přednostka doc. MUDr. H. Houšťková, CSc. 2
Published in: Čes-slov Pediat 2005; 60 (7): 425-427.
Category: Case Report


Aim of study:
Case report of a two-years-old boy with transverse testicular ectopy is presented.

Material and methods:
The patient with empty right hemiscrotum was admited and thoroughly examined because of suspected unilateral absent testicle. However, two identic testes of normal size were found in the left-sided hemiscrotum. The diagnosis was confirmed by ultrasound.

The anatomic conditions were restored by orchiopexy of the upper left sided ectopic testicle into right hemiscrotum.

Five major sites of ectopy are superficial inguinal pouch, femoral canal, perineum, suprapubic area and contralateral hemiscrotum. Transverse testicular ectopy is extremely rare. Since its first description in 1886, less than one hundred of cases have been reported.

Key words:
testicular ectopy, crossed ectopy of testis, transverse testicular ectopy

Neonatology Paediatrics General practitioner for children and adolescents
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