appendix of testis

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appendix of testis

[TA]
a vesicular nonpedunculated structure attached to the cephalic pole of the testis; a vestige of the cephalic end of the paramesonephric (müllerian) duct.

ap·pen·dix of tes·tis

(ă-pen'diks tes'tis) [TA]
A vesicular structure attached to the cephalic pole of the testis; a vestige of the paramesonephric (müllerian) duct.
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Common pediatric scrotal diseases seen in the ED include testicular torsion, testicular appendage torsion, epididymitis, orchitis, hernia, hematocele and abscess.
In a child with an acute scrotum, torsion of a testicular appendage represents the most common cause of scrotal pain.
1-3) Four testicular appendages, remnants of embryonic ducts, include the appendix testis, appendix epididymis, vas aberrans, and the paradidymis; 92% of males have an appendix testis, and 34% have an appendix epididymis.
Torsion of the testicular appendages occurs less frequently than does testicular torsion (6:1) but can be as painful.