Abdominal wall ectopic testis mimicking spigelian hernia

J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Feb;46(2):415-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.09.102.

Abstract

We encountered a patient with a swelling in the left lateral infraumbilical region and a left undescended testis. The appearance of the swelling was suggestive of a spigelian hernia. At operation, the swelling was actually an abdominal ectopic testis with associated inguinal hernia. This unusual finding led us to report this occurrence and present a brief review of the relevant literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Wall / abnormalities*
  • Abdominal Wall / surgery
  • Choristoma / diagnosis*
  • Choristoma / epidemiology
  • Choristoma / surgery
  • Comorbidity
  • Cryptorchidism / diagnosis*
  • Cryptorchidism / epidemiology
  • Cryptorchidism / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Hernia, Inguinal / diagnosis
  • Hernia, Inguinal / epidemiology
  • Hernia, Inguinal / surgery
  • Hernia, Ventral / diagnosis*
  • Hernia, Ventral / epidemiology
  • Hernia, Ventral / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Testis*