Ectopic testis

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Ectopic testis
Classification and external resources
Specialty medical genetics
ICD-10 Q53.0

A ectopic testis is a testicle that, although not an undescended testicle, has taken a non-standard path through the body and ended up in an unusual location.

The positions of the ectopic testis may be: in the lower part of the abdomen, front of thigh, femoral canal, skin of penis or behind the scrotum. The testis is usually developed, and accompanied by an indirect inguinal hernia. It may be divorced from the epididymis which may lie in the scrotum.[1][2]


  1. ^ Stevenson, Roger; Hall, Judith (2006). Human malformations and related anomalies. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. p. 1272. ISBN 0-19-516568-3. 
  2. ^ "Ectopic testis". GP Notebook. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 

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