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LOPES, Roberto Iglesias et al. Splenogonadal fusion and testicular cancer: case report and review of the literature. Einstein (São Paulo) [online]. 2012, vol.10, n.1, pp. 92-95. ISSN 1679-4508.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-45082012000100019.

A 36 year-old man after tests for assessing male infertility was diagnosed with primary infertility, bilateral cryptorchidism, non-obstructive azoospermia and discontinuous splenogonadal fusion. Carcinoma in situ was found in his left testicle, which was intra-abdominal and associated with splenogonadal fusion. To our knowledge, this is the fourth case of splenogonadal fusion associated with testicular cancer reported. One should always bear in mind the possibility of this association for the left cryptorchid testicle.

Keywords : Infertility, male; Azoospermia; Crypthorchidism; Testicular neoplasms; Spleen [abnormalities]; Testis [abnormalities]; Laparoscopy; Microdissection; Magnetic resonance imaging; Case reports.

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