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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hydrocele

(hī′drə-sēl′)
n.
A pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the scrotal pouch.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Hydrocele

A collection of fluid between two layers of tissue surrounding the testicle; the most common cause of painless scrotal swelling.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·dro·cele

(hī'drō-sēl)
A collection of serous fluid in a sacculated cavity.
[hydro- + G. kēlē, hernia]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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The parents noticed a hydrocele for which case he was brought to the pediatric unit.
Conditions like old clotted hematoceles may simulate malignancy clinically and testicular malignancy itself may present as a secondary hydrocele. The gold standard treatment for cystic swellings of the scrotum is surgery irrespective of the etiopathogenesis.
The following groups were characterized: (1) control (4 cases): symptomless individuals from which living AWs nonsensitive to antifilarial treatment were removed [17-20]; (2) patients with dead AWs in the PL (1 case); (3) acute filarial hydrocele (3 cases): patients with fluid accumulation in the tunica vaginalis cavity which appears within a few days after a nodule formation and resolves spontaneously up to 18 months [11]; (4) filaricele (20 cases): patients with chronic accumulation in the tunica vaginalis cavity of fluid composed of a combination, in different proportion, of transudate and nonmilky lymph from ruptured dilated lymphatic vessels [12].
Infantile abdominoscrotal hydrocele (ASH) is a rare variant of the common pediatric hydrocele with an estimated prevalence between 0.4 and 3.1%, of which bilateral cases are exceedingly rare [1].
Risk factors for surgical problems in children * Prematurity (for inguinal hernias) * Previous abdominal surgery * Early weaning on to solids (intussusception) * Henoch-Schonlein purpura (testicular torsion, intussusception) * Viral diseases eg, influenza (appendicitis) * Recurrent ear infections (mastoiditis) * Family history (pyloric stenosis, inguinal hernias) * Genetic syndromes (eg, duodenal atresia in Down's syndrome) * Absence of breastfeeding (pyloric stenosis) * Male sex (inguinal hernias, pyloric stenosis, hydrocele, hypospadias) Box 2.
More useful is the description of the pleura (peritoneum, hydrocele) on imaging or pleuroscopy (laparoscopy).
The majority of patients present with a hydrocele and some patients present with a testicular tumour.
Hydroceles impairs productive capacity and large ones can have a disastrous effect on work performance of people affected.
Hydroceles are extremely uncommon in females, the most commonly described one being that of the canal of Nuck.
A HYDROCELES are benign swellings in the scrotum that occur frequently in boys.
However, if the patient doesn't have a normal cremasteric reflex, it doesn't mean he has testicular torsion, because it's a nonspecific finding that can happen with trauma, infection, hydroceles, and torsion of the appendix testis.