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Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18558214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 10-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis (CF) (DeltaF508/G551D mutation) underwent an uneventful elective interval laparoscopic appendectomy. During routine laparoscopic inspection of the abdomen and groins, congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens was noted. Pictures of the patient's internal inguinal ring noted at time of laparoscopy are presented and compared with a similar-aged patient's internal ring with a normal vas deferens. The genetics of CF patients associated with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens is reviewed. The pediatric or general surgeon performing a herniorrhaphy should be aware of this anomaly in CF patients.
Mauricio A Escobar; Stanley T Lau; Philip L Glick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-18     Completed Date:  2008-08-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1222-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14222, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Appendectomy / methods
Appendicitis / diagnosis,  surgery*
Cystic Fibrosis / diagnosis*,  genetics
Follow-Up Studies
Incidental Findings*
Laparoscopy / methods
Risk Assessment
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Treatment Outcome
Urogenital Abnormalities / diagnosis*
Vas Deferens / abnormalities*,  pathology

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