Polyorchidism and adenomatous hyperplasia of the rete testis: a case report with sonographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings and review of literature

Ogul H., PİRİMOĞLU R. B., Taskin G. A., BAYRAKTUTAN Ü., Ozgokce M., KANTARCI A.

ANDROLOGIA, vol.46, no.4, pp.449-452, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/and.12090
  • Journal Name: ANDROLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-452
  • Keywords: Adenomatous hyperplasia, imaging, polyorchidism, rete testis, ULTRASOUND
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Supernumerary testis or polyorchidism is a rare congenital anomaly with about 200 reported cases in the literature. It may be associated with cryptorchidism, testicular torsion and neoplasms. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging are effective noninvasive methods of accurately detecting polyorchidism. In most cases, ultrasonography is diagnostic and magnetic resonance imaging plays confirmatory role by providing additional information if complicated with neoplasia. We report a case of 16-year-old man with right supernumerary testis associated with adenomatous hyperplasia of the rete testis, its sonographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings and management.