Unilateral duplication of vas deferens: a cadaveric case report

Srinivasa Rao Sirasanagandla, Satheesha B Nayak, Raghu Jetti, Kumar M R Bhat

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalAnatomy and Cell Biology
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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