The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2014 , Vol 56 , Num 6
Continuous-Type Splenogonadal Fusion: Report of a Rare Case
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children’s Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
Splenogonadal fusion is a rare congenital anomaly. It has two subtypes, discontinuous and continuous. Up to one-third of continuous-type fusion is associated with other congenital anomalies. We present a continuous-type splenogonadal fusion case that was found incidentally during indirect hernia repair; the testicle was preserved during excision. Laparoscopic exploration was helpful in identifying the isolated polysplenia as the origin of continuous-type splenogonadal fusion, and in excising the cord-like attachment proximally. The patient had no other associated anomaly. Keywords : splenogonadal fusion, spleen, testicle, laparoscopy.
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