Bilateral extracorporeal testicular ectopia: An extremely rare congenital anomaly

  • BM Abubakar
  • IE Suleiman
  • A Abubakar
  • AA Abdulhafeez
Keywords: Extracorporeal testicular ectopia, Scrotoschisis, Meconium periorchitis


Bilateral extracorporeal ectopia of the testis is an extremely rare congenital anomaly of the male external genitalia. To our knowledge, no more than 15 cases have been reported in the literature so far. We present the case of an 8-hour-old neonate with bilateral extrusion of the testis through an abnormal opening in the anterior scrotal wall. Physical examination revealed protrusion of the testes, epididymis and distal spermatic cords through a congenital anterior scrotal wall defect. All other findings were normal. After exploring the scrotum, orchidopexy was performed and the scrotal wall defect closed. At 3 and 6 months follow up, the testes were normal and located within the scrotum. The immediate outcome was excellent, but the long-term results remain to be seen. The related literature was reviewed.

KEYWORDS Extracorporeal testicular ectopia; Scrotoschisis; Meconium periorchitis  


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