congenital hydrocele

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con·gen·i·tal hy·dro·cele

a collection of fluid in the patent processus vaginalis leading from the abdominal cavity to the investing sac of the testis (tunica vaginalis).
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congenital hydrocele

A hydrocele present at birth, resulting from failure of closure of the vaginal process.
See also: hydrocele
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Clinical examination revealed six (5.1%) cases of congenital malformations in the study group, consisting of undescended testis (two), congenital hydrocele (three), and congenital inguinal hernia (one), and only one case (1.1%) of congenital inguinal hernia in the control group.

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