Triorchidism with Torsion

  • K Kumar
  • DS Das
Keywords: Magnetic resonance imaging, Polyorchidism, Sonography, Torsion, Triorchidism

Abstract

Polyorchidism is a rare anomaly; triorchidism is the commonest type and is frequently associated with cryptorchidism, inguinal hernia, and testicular torsion. It is also reported as an increased risk of testicular malignancy. We report a case of 72.year.old man with left supernumerary testes in the left hemiscrotum. He presented with pain in his left hemiscrotum of short duration. Physical examination revealed tender hemiscrotum. Both ultrasound and MRI examinations revealed polyorchidism. One of the testes in the left hemiscrotum revealed features of torsion and hemorrhagic necrosis. Polyorchidism is a rare entity. In most cases, sonography alone is diagnostic of polyorchidism. Magnetic resonance imaging may provide additional information in complicated cases of polyorchidism. Keywords: Magnetic resonance imaging, Polyorchidism, Sonography, Torsion, Triorchidism
Published
2013-04-24
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Articles

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