Misdiagnosed transverse testicular ectopia: a rare entity

Hernia. 2009 Jun;13(3):305-7. doi: 10.1007/s10029-008-0434-5. Epub 2008 Oct 3.


A rare case of transverse testicular ectopia (TTE) in a 3-year-old child presenting to the department as bilateral undescended testis along with inguinal hernia is described. The patient was misdiagnosed at a peripheral health centre as a case of inguinal hernia and intersex. As TTE in such a condition is very uncommon, hence, it is being reported with a brief review of the relevant literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnostic Errors*
  • Genital Diseases, Male / congenital
  • Genital Diseases, Male / diagnosis*
  • Genital Diseases, Male / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Testis / abnormalities*