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Calcification of the vas deferens

Moser, III RPMI - MedPix

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Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Calcification of the vas deferens

History: A 58 year old Caucasian male presenting with a one day history of mild abdominal pain and vomiting. Review of systems is unremarkable.

Findings: An acute abdominal series is negative for evidence of bowel obstruction. Incidentally noted on the supine abdominal radiograph is a serpiginous, calcified structure overlying the pelvis and showing the expected morphology of the vas deferens.

Ddx: Please see the accompanying factoid.

Dxhow: Age-related calcification of the vas deferens was a diagnosis of exclusion, in the absence of a history of or clinical or laboratory evidence of diabetes or an infectious etiology.

Exam: Minimal epigastic tenderness to palpation. No rebound tenderness or guarding. Basic laboratory values, including blood glucose level and WBC count, are within normal limits. The patient reported a history of a recent negative PPD.

No MeSH data available.


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Calcification of the vas deferens

Moser, III RPMI - MedPix

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View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Calcification of the vas deferens

History: A 58 year old Caucasian male presenting with a one day history of mild abdominal pain and vomiting. Review of systems is unremarkable.

Findings: An acute abdominal series is negative for evidence of bowel obstruction. Incidentally noted on the supine abdominal radiograph is a serpiginous, calcified structure overlying the pelvis and showing the expected morphology of the vas deferens.

Ddx: Please see the accompanying factoid.

Dxhow: Age-related calcification of the vas deferens was a diagnosis of exclusion, in the absence of a history of or clinical or laboratory evidence of diabetes or an infectious etiology.

Exam: Minimal epigastic tenderness to palpation. No rebound tenderness or guarding. Basic laboratory values, including blood glucose level and WBC count, are within normal limits. The patient reported a history of a recent negative PPD.

No MeSH data available.