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Management of Incidental Finding of Triorchidism Diagnosed During Routine Hernia Repair

Authors Balawender K, Wiatr T, Wawrzyniak A, Orkisz S

Received 12 November 2020

Accepted for publication 20 January 2021

Published 5 March 2021 Volume 2021:13 Pages 127—131


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jan Colli

Krzysztof Balawender,1,2 Tomasz Wiatr,3 Agata Wawrzyniak,2 Stanisław Orkisz2

1Department of Urology and Urological Oncology, Municipal Hospital in Rzeszow, Rzeszow, Poland; 2Morphological Sciences Department of Human Anatomy, Institute of Medical Sciences, Medical College of Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Poland; 3Jagiellonian University Medical College, Department of Urology, Cracow, Poland

Correspondence: Krzysztof Balawender
Department of Urology and Urological Oncology, Municipal Hospital in Rzeszow, Rycerska 4, Rzeszow, 35-241, Poland
Email [email protected]

Abstract: Polyorchidism is a rare congenital anomaly which refers to the presence of more than two intra- or extrascrotal testicles. Triorchidism, the presence of one extra testicle is the most common type. This report describes the case of a 29-year-old male who was found to have a right supernumerary undescended testis encountered incidentally during hernia repair. With this in mind, the current knowledge of management of supernumerary testis was analysed, including potential scenarios, to delineate what a urologist should do when a supernumerary testis is found during routine surgical procedures such as orchidopexy or hernia repair.

Keywords: triorchidism, polyorchidism, supernumerary testis, orchidectomy, orchidopexy

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