What are the histologic findings in pediatric abdominal hernias?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Pathologic evaluation of pediatric hernia sacs offers little relevant clinical information. Tubular structures found during pathologic examination may indicate aberrant ductuli of Haller or duplications instead of segments of the vas deferens. Ductuli are 50-100 µm in size, much smaller than even the infant vas deferens; duplications can be proved only through reexploration.


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