Unilateral duplication of vas deferens: a cadaveric case report

Rao, Srinivasa Sirasanagandla and Nayak, Satheesha B and Jetti, Raghu and Bhat, Kumar MR (2013) Unilateral duplication of vas deferens: a cadaveric case report. Anatomy & Cell Biology, 46 (1). pp. 79-81. ISSN 2093-3665

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Duplication of vas deferens is a rare congenital anomaly. All previously reported cases of this rare anomaly were identified during procedures such as orchiepexy, inguinal hernia repair, vasectomy, varicocoelectomy, and radical prostatectomy. Here, we report a case of unilateral duplicated vas deferens noted in an adult cadaver during regular dissection for medical students. The right spermatic cord contained 2 separate and completely developed cord-like structures. Both cords communicated separately with the tail of the epididymis. When traced cranially, both traversed the inguinal canal as content of the spermatic cord and finally fused at the level of the deep inguinal ring. No other variations were found in the testis or epididymis, and no variations were seen in the left spermatic cord. In addition, no associated renal abnormalities were noted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anomaly; Duplication; Epididymis; Spermatic cord; Vas deferens.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 04:19
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 04:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136225

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