DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20204693

A rare cause of mechanical obstruction: case report of cryptoorchidsm in adult

Nik Hafinni Nik Hamdi, Kishen Raj, Azuddin Mohd Khairy

Abstract


Small bowel obstruction is common complication following abdominal surgery and other causes. However, cryptorchidism leading to intestinal obstruction with no previous abdominal surgery is extremely rare. We report a case of 22 year old man presented with small bowel intestinal obstruction due to cryptorchidism. Mechanical obstruction due to cryptorchidism were either from direct adhesion to gut loops or internal herniation or as complication of malignant transformation (torsion, mass effect, rupture or haemorrhage). It is important to keep in mind that undescended intra-abdominal testes may lead to acute life-threatening complication which should be considered in patient presented with acute abdomen and an empty scrotum. It is important to keep in mind that undescended intra-abdominal testes may lead to acute life-threatening complication which should be considered in patient presented with acute abdomen and an empty scrotum.


Keywords


Cryptoorchidism, Small bowel obstruction, Mechanical obstruction, Adult

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