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Splenogonadal fusion associated with delayed skeletal maturation: A case report and review of the literature

Pediatric Urology Case Reports

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Title Splenogonadal fusion associated with delayed skeletal maturation: A case report and review of the literature
 
Creator Neto, Jose Urbano de Medeiros
Hirth, Carlos Gustavo
Dornelas, Conceição Aparecida
Gadelha de Cerqueira, João Batista
Fujiike, Dennis Tomio
Tomé de Sousa, Emília
 
Subject
Spleen abnormalities; testicles abnormalities; splenogonadal fusion
 
Description In this report of a 13-year old boy, we describe the first case of splenogonadal fusion (SGF) associated with growth hormone deficiency, delayed skeletal maturation and stunting, and provide a review of the literature on SGF based on a search in major medical indexes using the descriptors splenogonadal, splenogonadal fusion and congenital anomalies of the spleen. Predominant in males (15:1), SGF is a rare congenital anomaly with only around 200 cases described involving the presence of splenic tissue in the gonads and, in some cases, a fibrous cord connecting the two structures. SGF may be associated with severe limb anomalies, micrognathism and testicle cancer. Despite frequently increased testicle volume, the condition is usually asymptomatic. Knowledge of SGF is important in the differential diagnosis of malignancies, avoiding unnecessary orchiectomy. Nevertheless, SGF has been observed in association with malignant tumors, especially in patients with cryptorchidism.
 
Publisher Pediatr Urol Case Rep
 
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Date 2016-12-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://pediatricurologycasereports.com/ojs/index.php/pucr/article/view/226
10.14534/PUCR.2017124189
 
Source Pediatric Urology Case Reports; Vol 4, No 1 (2017): Jan-Feb; 262-266
2148-2969
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://pediatricurologycasereports.com/ojs/index.php/pucr/article/view/226/114