communicating hydrocele

com·mu·ni·cat·ing hy·dro·cele

associated with patent processus vaginalis.
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Possible differential diagnoses include not only torsion of the spermatic cord, but also torsion of the appendix testis, torsion of the appendix epididymis, epididymitis/epididymo-orchitis, and inguinal hernia / communicating hydrocele.
Communicating hydroceles comprise a patent processus vaginalis, which allows fluid to move between the peritoneal cavity and the tunica vaginalis surrounding the testis.
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