Complete epididymal separation presenting as polyorchidism

Lorenzo Nanni, Flavio Di Gregorio, Antonio Alberto Zuppa, Federica Visintini, Valentina Buonuomo, Claudio Pintus

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We describe an unusual case of a 21-month-old boy with complete separation of the testis and epididymis. Two homogeneous structures were observed in the scrotum of a newborn boy in addition to a third structure. Polyorchidism was suspected, but follow-up sonographic studies showed a decrease in the echogenicity of the left scrotal structure. Surgical exploration revealed the testis and epididymis to be completely separated, with no duplicated testis. Orchidopexy was then performed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-260
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Epididymis
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Rare Diseases
  • Testis


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