African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

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

Patent processus vaginalis: A window to the abdomen


N Rahman, K Lakhoo 
 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Oxford, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
K Lakhoo
Children«SQ»s Hospital Oxford, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU
United Kingdom

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.


How to cite this article:
Rahman N, Lakhoo K. Patent processus vaginalis: A window to the abdomen.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2009;6:116-117


How to cite this URL:
Rahman N, Lakhoo K. Patent processus vaginalis: A window to the abdomen. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jun 5 ];6:116-117
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