Rare content in congenital inguinal hernia: splenogonadal fusion band


  • N. Vinay Babu Department of General Surgery, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Telangana, India
  • P. Bharath Kumar Department of General Surgery, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal, Telangana, India




Congenital hernia, Spleno-gonadal fusion, Diagnostic laporoscopy, Splenic anomalies


21 years old male underwent elective inguinal exploration for left congenital hernia. Per- operatively, an elongated,   purplish-red, fleshy and beaded band of tissue was found inside the sac, adherent to the upper pole of testis. Biopsy was taken and the wound closed. A diagnostic laparoscopy was done in the same setting to visualize the origin of the band proved it to be from spleen. The histo-pathology of the specimen was reported as normal splenic tissue. The above features are consistent with a diagnosis of spleno - gonadal fusion (SGF) (splenic anomaly).


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