A case of continuous-type splenogonadal fusion

JA Jayasundara, VH Vithana, AK Lamahewage
2013 Singapore medical journal  
C a s e R e p o r t e123 were suggestive of a large haemangioma. Surgical exploration of the left groin revealed a normal-looking spermatic cord and another smooth, fleshy, brownish, cord-like structure travelling through the processus vaginalis. Following delivery of the testis into the groin incision, a diagnosis of continuous-type splenogonadal fusion was evident (Fig. 1) . Distally, the cord-like splenic tissue was attached to the testis, and proximally, it was continuous and connected to
more » ... e principal spleen. The splenogonadal fusion was divided using bipolar electrocautery, and the cord of the splenic tissue was divided deep to the deep inguinal ring after ligation. The resected segment was sent for histological assessment. Herniotomy was done and the testicle was repositioned into the scrotum. The patient had an uncomplicated postoperative period. Histological evaluation of the specimen showed normal splenic tissue.
doi:10.11622/smedj.2013096 pmid:23677427 fatcat:bxcj6s2cirb3ffpiwqit73kjli