The frequency of perineurial ductules in vasitis nodosa
In a retrospective histologic study, 154 vasovasostomy specimens (77 patients) yielded 50 examples of vasitis nodosa. These cases were examined for nerve invasion by proliferating ductules; benign neural invasion was present in four instances, and four additional cases were found on step sectioning the vasovasostomy specimens, totaling eight cases (16%) of the 50 studied. Usually only one or two nerves were invaded. The number of glands within individual nerves varied from one to eight. The findings are discussed in the context of benign glandular invasion of nerves in other locations.