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November 20, 1972

Absent Vas Deferens Associated With Renal Agenesis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Urology, Ochsner Clinic and Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans.

JAMA. 1972;222(8):1055-1056. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03210080135029

Inability to palpate the vas deferens in routine examination should alert the physician to explore the possibility of associated renal anomalies. We encountered four clinical cases of congenital unilateral renal agenesis associated with ipsilateral agenesis of the vas deferens.