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Bilateral retrovesical testes: An unusual location for impalpable undescended testes

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Abstract

Although the majority of impalpable undescended testes lie in an intracanalicular location, a significant number are also found to be intraabdominal. The expected location of intraabdominal testes is a line joining the renal hilum and the internal inguinal ring. We describe a case of an adult patient in whom impalpable undescended testes were located in a retrovesical location. This case highlights the importance of performing a thorough inspection of the entire abdomen and pelvis if the impalpable testis is not found in an expected location.

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Carmody, E., Klotz, L. & Leonhardt, C. Bilateral retrovesical testes: An unusual location for impalpable undescended testes. Abdom Imaging 18, 301–303 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00198131

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  • Retrovesical testes, impalpable undescended testes