Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115--117

Splenogonadal fusion – A rare anomaly


Santosh V Patil1, Priya Santosh Patil2, Vibhu D Sharma1, Sudhakar S Jadhav1 
1 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Surgery Centre and PG Institute, Sangli, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Anatomy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Priya Santosh Patil
Department of Anatomy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Medical College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra
India

Splenogonadal fusion (SGF) is a rare congenital anomaly. Less than 200 cases of SGF have been documented till date. We present a case of 14-year-old male patient with swelling in the left scrotum for 3 years. Left orchidectomy was done. Histopathology showed ectopic splenic tissue surrounding testicular parenchyma suggestive of SGF. This rare congenital malformation may occur due to the proximity of developing gonad and spleen, resulting in abnormal connection between them during gestation. SGF presents a diagnostic challenge preoperatively; however, recent imaging methods can aid with the diagnosis. SGF as a rare cause of testicular swelling should be kept in mind and evaluated to avoid unnecessary orchidectomy.


How to cite this article:
Patil SV, Patil PS, Sharma VD, Jadhav SS. Splenogonadal fusion – A rare anomaly.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2020;25:115-117


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Patil SV, Patil PS, Sharma VD, Jadhav SS. Splenogonadal fusion – A rare anomaly. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Apr 9 ];25:115-117
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