Testicular adhesion: a potential complication from wedge testicular biopsy in childhood leukemia

Med Pediatr Oncol. 1988;16(5):366-7. doi: 10.1002/mpo.2950160516.


Elective bilateral wedge testicular biopsy is frequently performed in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Acute and delayed complications of this procedure are rarely encountered. We report on two children with testicular adhesions 16 and 20 months postsurgery. In each instance there were resultant diagnostic and management difficulties. The possible cause and potential side effects of testicular adhesions are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adhesiveness
  • Biopsy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Leukemia / pathology*
  • Male
  • Testicular Diseases / etiology*
  • Testis / pathology*