Year : 2019  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-19

Long loop vas – A rare entity: Case report and review of literature

1 Consultant Pediatric Surgeon, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgery, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Prashant Joshi
Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njss.njss_9_20

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Long loop vas, encountered during orchidopexy for undescended testis, is a rare entity and deserves a note. We report the case of an 8-year-old child who presented with pain in the left groin and was clinically diagnosed to have undescended testis and palpable in the left groin. Ultrasonography confirmed the presence of testis in the left inguinal region. The incidental finding of long loop vas intraoperatively mandates careful dissection during surgery to preserve the viability of the testis. Examination for a looping vas by inspecting structures caudal to the testis should be done during orchidopexy to avoid inadvertent transection. In view of paucity of literature of long loop vas, our aim is to enhance the already existing scanty literature and suggest the effective single-stage management of this rare condition.

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