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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.4103/0189-6725.54778

Type

Journal article

Journal

Afr J Paediatr Surg

Publication Date

07/2009

Volume

6

Pages

116 - 117

Keywords

Child, Child, Preschool, Congenital Abnormalities, Humans, Inguinal Canal, Male, Peritoneum, Testicular Hydrocele