Dermoid cyst of an undescended intra-abdominal testis with t
Tumors in undescended testis are very rare and account for 10% of testicular tumors. More than 50% of them arise in the intra-abdominal testis. Benign tumors such as dermoid cyst are extremely rare in an intra-abdominal testis and even rare, is the occurrence of torsion in such testis. Dermoid cyst in an intra-abdominal testis, presenting with torsion and gangrene, has not been reported in children so far in the literature.
A 6-year-old boy presented with a history of right sided lower abdominal pain. Examination revealed nonpalpable right undescended testis. Penis and left testis were normal. An ultrasonogram examination of the abdomen revealed an ovoid hyperechoic lesion of size 4.8 cm × 3 cm in the right iliac fossa. In view of suspicion of tumor transformation, tumor markers alfa fetoprotein and beta human chorionic gonadotrophin were done and their levels were normal....