A Rare Variant of Inguinal Hernia: Cryptorchid Testis at the Age of 60: An Unusual Case Report

Pradipta Das, Abhishek Singh Nayyar
2017 International Journal of Clinical Case Reports  
Cryptorchidism is characterized by the extra-scrotal position of the testis. Although inguinal hernia is frequent, cryptorchid testis at the age of 60 years is an uncommon entity. We wish to present this extremely rare case of inguinal hernia, which is the first one that we have encountered in our practice, along with the accompanying prognosis and therapeutic issues and a review of the literature. Background Cryptorchidism is characterized by the extra-scrotal position of the testis.
more » ... dism in a 60 years old adult male is rare. Although inguinal hernia is frequent, cryptorchid testis at the age of 60 years is an uncommon entity. The cryptorchid testis is characterized by the extra-scrotal position of the testis (Longui, 2005) .This case report demonstrates the utility to understand the surgical anatomy of inguinal hernias. We wish to present this extremely rare case of inguinal hernia, which is the first one that we have encountered in our practice, along with the accompanying prognosis and therapeutic issues and a review of the literature.
doi:10.5376/ijccr.2017.07.0004 fatcat:eveadxalnbbzplfnx5c4vfmtja