African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29--31

An unusual case of intra-abdominal testicular torsion: Role of laparoscopy


Alfonso Papparella, Fabiano Nino, Sandra Coppola, Pio Parmeggiani 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Second University of Naples, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Alfonso Papparella
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Second University of Naples, Via Pansini 5 Ed.11, Naples - 80131
Italy

The authors report a case of intra-abdominal testicular torsion, where laparoscopy has been useful for diagnosis and surgical management. A boy was presented with a left impalpable testis. Laparoscopy revealed a twisted spermatic cord at the inlet pelvis, which ended in a testicular remnant located in the sub-umbilical area. After orchiectomy, the pathologist confirmed testicular atrophy. Diagnosis of intra-abdominal testicular torsion should be considered in patients with impalpable testis and abdominal pain, but could not be excluded in those with no symptoms.


How to cite this article:
Papparella A, Nino F, Coppola S, Parmeggiani P. An unusual case of intra-abdominal testicular torsion: Role of laparoscopy.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2013;10:29-31


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Papparella A, Nino F, Coppola S, Parmeggiani P. An unusual case of intra-abdominal testicular torsion: Role of laparoscopy. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jan 25 ];10:29-31
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