Ultrasound of the Normal and Abnormal Vas Deferens

Dana Middleton Kerr, William Dana Middleton

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The extrapelvic portion of the vas deferens is readily visible with ultrasound but often overlooked. Several publications have described the scanning technique and the normal anatomy of the vas deferens. Sonographic evaluation of the vas deferens provides critical information in the workup of male infertility. Obstruction, inflammatory conditions, and neoplasms of the vas deferens can also be diagnosed with ultrasound. Knowledge of the normal and abnormal appearance of the vas deferens improves scans of the scrotum and expands the conditions that can be recognized and accurately diagnosed with ultrasound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-236
Number of pages13
JournalUltrasound Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 7 2022


  • imaging infertility
  • ultrasound infertility
  • ultrasound scrotum
  • ultrasound vas deferens
  • vas deferens


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