The frequency of perineurial ductules in vasitis nodosa Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Connective Tissue
  • Nerve Fibers
  • Peripheral Nerves
  • Vas Deferens

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • December 1984

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 6507383

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 710

end page

  • 3

volume

  • 82

number

  • 6