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Splenogonadal fusion: report of a case and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15661059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of splenogonadal fusion masquerading as a testicular tumor and review the etiology, the pathogenesis and the management of this rare disease. A 20-year-old male patient presented with clinical and radiological findings of a left testicular mass for which he underwent a left radical inguinal orchidectomy. Histopathology of the removed testicle revealed no tumor. The gonad was fused to ectopic splenic tissue, the later forming a distinct encapsulated mass attached to the lower pole of the testicle inside the tunica vaginalis. Splenogonadal fusion, although a rare condition, may account for a non-malignant testicular mass and should be suspected in young patients with other congenital anomalies.
Authors:
Gerasimos Alivizatos; Andreas Skolarikos; Odysseas Sopilidis; Nikolaos Ferakis; Maria Chorti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0919-8172     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Urol.     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-21     Completed Date:  2005-06-21     Revised Date:  2006-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440237     Medline TA:  Int J Urol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Second Urology Department of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece. gali@hol.gr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Orchiectomy
Spleen / abnormalities*,  pathology,  surgery
Testicular Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery

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