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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(1-3) Four testicular appendages, remnants of embryonic ducts, include the appendix testis, appendix epididymis, vas aberrans, and the paradidymis; 92% of males have an appendix testis, and 34% have an appendix epididymis.
Torsion of the appendix testis is the most common cause of scrotal pain in children.
Several studies have contrasted physical examination findings associated with testicular torsion with findings related to epididymitis and torsion appendix testis. Neither the presence nor absence of any particular physical examination sign excludes the diagnosis of testicular torsion.
Scrotal-inguinal hernia, testicular tumour, epididymoorchitis, torsion of the appendix testis, and testicular epididymal torsion should be considered in the differential diagnosis in the acute phase (10).
The differential diagnoses of scrotal swelling and/or scrotal pain in a pediatric patient includes epididymo-orchitis, epididymitis, torsion of the appendix epididymis, torsion of the appendix testis, testicular tumor, scrotal soft tissue trauma, spermatic cord hematoma, scrotal cellulitis, inguinal hernia, hydrocele, varicocele, ureteral distention, lower back pain, peritonitis, and hematologic disorders, such as leukemia or lymphoma (Gordhan & Sadeghi-Nejad, 2015; Kadish & Bolte, 1998; Pepe et al., 2015; Sharp et al., 2013).