Scrotoschisis in Aba, South East Nigeria: A case report

  • Ndukauba Eleweke
  • George Okwudili Achor
  • Awa Ukonye Offiah
  • Chuke Great Uchefunna
Keywords: Scrotoschisis, Testis, Scrotum, Congenital

Abstract

Introduction: In scrotoschisis, there is a congenital defect on the scrotal wall through which the testis extrudes and becomes extracoporeal lying outside the scrotal cavity.
Observation: This is a rare congenital abnormality as only about 10 cases have been reported in the English literature. This is the first case of this condition reported in Aba, Abia State of Nigeria to the best of our knowledge.
Conclusion: Scrotoschisis is treated by returning the testis to the scrotal sac followed by orchidopexy. The immediate and short term results of treatment are good, although there is need to follow up the patient until puberty.

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