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hydrocele

 [hi´dro-sēl]
a circumscribed collection of fluid; especially, a painless swelling of the scrotum caused by fluid in the tunica vaginalis testis, the outermost covering of the testes. It can be removed by withdrawing the fluid by tapping through the outer layer of tissue, or by cutting away the outer layer of tissue. The latter operation makes it impossible for the hydrocele to recur.
Hydrocele. From Dorland's, 2000.

hy·dro·cele

(hī'drō-sēl), Avoid the misspelling hydroseal.
A collection of serous fluid in a sacculated cavity; specifically, such a collection in the space of the tunica vaginalis testis, or in a separate pocket along the spermatic cord.
[hydro- + G. kēlē, hernia]

hydrocele

/hy·dro·cele/ (hi´dro-sēl) a circumscribed collection of fluid, especially in the tunica vaginalis of the testis or along the spermatic cord.
Hydrocele.

hydrocele

(hī′drə-sēl′)
n.
A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.

hydrocele

[hī′drōsēl′]
Etymology: Gk, hydor + kele, hernia
an accumulation of fluid in any saclike cavity or duct, specifically in the tunica vaginalis testis or along the spermatic cord. The condition is caused by inflammation of the epididymis or testis or by lymphatic or venous obstruction in the cord. Congenital hydrocele is caused by failure of the canal between the peritoneal cavity and the scrotum to close completely during prenatal development. In some newborns the defect may resolve spontaneously after neonatal obliteration of the communication. Treatment for persistent hydrocele is surgery. Aspiration is only a temporary measure and may induce secondary infection. See also hydrocephalus, inguinal hernia.
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Hydrocele

hydrocele

Urology A fluid space in the spermatic cord–SC due to failed closure of the tract through which the testis descends from the abdomen into the scrotum; peritoneal fluid drains through the open tract from the abdomen into the scrotum where it becomes trapped, causing scrotal enlargement; most resolve shortly after birth; in older men, hydroceles may be caused by inflammation or trauma of the testicle or epididymis or by fluid or blood in the SC Diagnosis Transillumination

hy·dro·cele

(hī'drō-sēl)
A collection of serous fluid in a sacculated cavity; specifically, such a collection in the space of the tunica vaginalis testis, or in a separate pocket along the spermatic cord.
[hydro- + G. kēlē, hernia]

Hydrocele

A collection of fluid between two layers of tissue surrounding the testicle; the most common cause of painless scrotal swelling.

hy·dro·cele

(hī'drō-sēl)
A collection of serous fluid in a sacculated cavity.
[hydro- + G. kēlē, hernia]

hydrocele (hī´drōsēl´),

n an accumulation of fluid in any saclike cavity or duct, specifically in the tunica vaginalis testis or along the spermatic cord.

hydrocele

a painless swelling of the scrotum caused by a collection of fluid in the tunica vaginalis testis, the outermost covering of the testes. Called also water seed.

Patient discussion about hydrocele

Q. what is hydrocele-encysted when refering to the scrotum uroligist checked off 603.0 hydrocele-encysted tring to find out meaning

A. Hydrocele is dilation and edema of the scrotum. It may result from obstruction of the lymph vessels, small ducts that drain the fluids from the body organs. Such obstruction may be due to infections and other causes.

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