appendix testis


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appendix testis

[ə′pen·diks ′tes·təs]
(medicine)
A remnant of the cranial part of the paramesonephric or Müllers duct, attached to the testis. Also known as hydatid of Morgagni.
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The appendix testis is a vestige of the Mullerian duct that remains as a nonfunctional remnant during male embryological development [3].
In pathologic specimen studies, torsion of appendix testis (hydatid of Morgagni) seem to be a frequent reason of acute testicular pathologies in pediatric group (9-43%).
However, if the patient doesn't have a normal cremasteric reflex, it doesn't mean he has testicular torsion, because it's a nonspecific finding that can happen with trauma, infection, hydroceles, and torsion of the appendix testis.
Several studies have contrasted physical examination findings associated with testicular torsion with findings related to epididymitis and torsion appendix testis.
The 3 most common entities that present in the pediatric patient with scrotal pain and swelling are: torsion of the appendix testis, testicular torsion, and epididymitis.
Clinical suspicion was that the mass was an old torsed appendix testis that had become fibrotic.