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True duplication of the vas deferens: a case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  21822600     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Duplication of the vas deferens is the identification of a second vas deferens within the spermatic cord; it is a rarely reported congenital anomaly. Duplicate vas deferens should not be confused with double vas deferens that describes ipsilateral renal agenesis with a blind ureter ending in the ejaculatory system. DATA SOURCES: We present a case of duplicated vas deferens, and a PubMed Medline (National Library of Medicine) search was performed using the terms "[duplicated OR double]" and "vas deferens". Nineteen papers for a total of twenty-two cases (including ours) were identified. CONCLUSIONS: Duplication of vas deferens is a rare finding; it is likely under-reported and underrecognized. Failure to recognize this variation can result in injury to the vas deferens or an ineffective vasectomy. Following identification of a suspected duplicated vas deferens, the structure should be tracked from the internal ring down to the epididymis and intra-operative Doppler should be performed. Post-operatively, renal and bladder imaging can be considered though there have been no reported cases of non-testicular genito-urinary anomalies associated with duplicated vas deferens.
Mike K Liang; Anuradha Subramanian; John Weedin; Donald P Griffith; Samir S Awad
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  International urology and nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2584     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0262521     Medline TA:  Int Urol Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, OCL (112), Houston, TX, 77030, USA,
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