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Supernumerary testicle: case report and bibliographic review.
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PMID:  22732783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of supernumerary testis, a rare anomaly with only around 100 cases reported in the literature. METHODS: We describe the case of a 26-year-old man who consulted for a left paratesticular tumor. Physical examination and ultrasound showed a 2-cm nodular lesion over the left epididymis. The lesion was confirmed as supernumerary testis by surgical examination and biopsy and was subsequently excised, given the malignancy potential. RESULTS: The supernumerary testis was evaluated using two standard classifications, one assessing function and embryological development, and the other assessing topography, anatomy, and reproductive potential. CONCLUSIONS: The differential diagnosis for an intrascrotal mass should include the possibility of a supernumerary testis; hence, surgical examination and biopsy are necessary. Supernumerary testes should be excised in the case of pain, dysplasia, or in situ carcinoma, or whenever the biopsy is inconclusive.
Miguel Peran Teruel; Pedro Carrión López; Jesus Martínez Ruiz; Pedro Jesús Fernández Anguita; Antonio S Salinas Sánchez; Hector Pastor Navarro; María José Donate Moreno; José Miguel Giménez Bachs; Julio A Virseda Rodríguez
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Title:  Archivos espanoles de urologia     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1576-8260     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0064757     Medline TA:  Arch Esp Urol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  567-570     Citation Subset:  -    
Urology Department. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete. Albacete. Spain.
Vernacular Title:
Poliorquia: presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura.
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