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Polyorchidism: case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1988735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polyorchidism is a rare anomaly with approximately 70 cases reported in the literature. It may result from transverse division of the urogenital ridge, a hypothesis that best explains the anatomical features of the supernumerary testicle. The primary accompanying disorders and anomalies include maldescended testis, inguinal hernia and torsion. Malignancy has been reported in 3 cases. In the absence of any concomitant disorder and if testicular tumor can be ruled out by magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography, surgical exploration with biopsy is unnecessary.
G Thum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-27     Completed Date:  1991-02-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  370-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Urology, Krankenhaus Am Urban, Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / embryology,  epidemiology
Testis / abnormalities*

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