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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

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

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]

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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ITE, which is rarely seen and usually being detected in patients presenting with painless scrotal mass, must be considered in differential diagnosis especially in the presence of risk factors such as TB history, immunosuppressive therapy, history of travel to endemic regions, and long-lasting steroid use, and aside from the literature, in the presence of scrotal pain and hydrocele as encountered in our patient.
One patient with a hydrocele secondary to testicular malignancy underwent a high inguinal orchidectomy.
Hydrocele is one of the complication of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair with a reported incidence of 2.7% for single port LNAR and 4% for three port PSDIR.
Exercise may cause a hydrocele to temporarily decrease in size, and occasionally, a hydrocele may resolve spontaneously.
Genega, "Diffuse fibrous pseudotumor of the testicular tunics associated with an inflamed hydrocele," Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, vol.
There was mild hydrocele with 15-20 ml of amber-colored fluid, and a 2.5 x 2.5 cm smooth mass was found attached to the left testis (Figure 2).
Although the accurate etiology is uncertain, there are three reasons that suggest the painful red scrotum was derived from inflammation of hydrocele wall.
This group was composed of patients without an earlier history of acute filarial hydrocele, but with lymphatic fistulae detected during surgery.
In this paper, eighteen cases of hydrocele have been presented following closed method castration.
Many interesting case reports of this uncommon hereditary disorder have been published from different parts of the world from time to time, with various associations such as liver abscess, ectopic intracranial calcification, hyperhidrosis, hypertension, hyperglycemia, thyroid enlargement, osteoporosis and congenital hydrocele, etc.23