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A unique case of segmental vasal atresia

Authors Alalayet Y, Alkasim F, Shiba N, Aldhuayan I, Alhamaidi S, Alghamdi G, Aljobair F, Shoura J, Alkhlaif R

Received 14 December 2012

Accepted for publication 3 January 2013

Published 11 November 2014 Volume 2014:6 Pages 145—147


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Yasen Fayez Alalayet,1 F Alkasim,2 N Shiba,1 I Aldhuayan,2 S Alhamaidi,1 G Alghamdi,2 F Aljobair,2 J Shoura,1 R Alkhlaif2

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, 2Department of Pediatrics, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: We report a case of a 2-year-old boy who presented with an empty left scrotum. Clinical examination revealed a left palpable undescended testis. During orchidopexy, segmental atresia of the vas deferens was found, and microsurgical repair was carried out. Segmental vasal atresia is an extremely rare condition and is infrequently diagnosed, especially in the pediatric age group. This is the first reported case of segmental vasal atresia without an association with cystic fibrosis.

Keywords: absence of vas deference, vasal anomalies, testis

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