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Torsion of a Giant Intra-abdominal Testicular Seminoma Presenting as Acute Abdomen


Intra-abdominal neoplastic testicular torsion is a very rare clinical condition, which is normally not considered during differential diagnosis of acute abdomen. In any male patient with acute abdominal symptoms and absence of scrotal testis, a high index of suspicion for intra-abdominal testicular torsion should be maintained. An increased diagnostic yield is dependent on an expedient and comprehensive preoperative evaluation. An illustrated case report is presented.

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Hussain, S. Torsion of a Giant Intra-abdominal Testicular Seminoma Presenting as Acute Abdomen. Indian J Surg 77, 64–65 (2015).

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  • Cryptorchidism
  • Testicular torsion
  • Seminoma
  • Intra-abdominal testis