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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116-117

Patent processus vaginalis: A window to the abdomen


Department of Paediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Oxford, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

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K Lakhoo
Children's Hospital Oxford, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.54778

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A patent processus vaginalis (PPV) allows a communication between the peritoneum and scrotum. Hydrocoele is the usual presentation of a PPV in children. However, with intraabdominal pathology the patent PPV may provide the first clue to the mischief within the abdomen. We present here two unusual cases associated with a PPV and migration of intraabdominal contents from the abdomen to the scrotum.


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