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1. transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not due to cell proliferation; see also edema. Called also tumefaction, tumescence, and turgescence.
cloudy swelling a term formerly used for an early stage of toxic degeneration of protein constituents of organs in infectious diseases, when the tissues appear swollen and opaque but revert to normal when the cause is removed.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. An enlargement (for example, a protuberance or tumor).
See also: edema.
2. In embryology, a primordial elevation that develops into a fold, ridge, or prominence.
See also: edema.
3. Loosely used to describe the gross anatomic result of the inflammatory process, as in the swelling of glands or fractured extremities.
See also: edema.
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1. The state of being swollen.
2. Something swollen, especially an abnormally swollen body part or area.
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1. An enlargement, e.g., a protuberance or tumor.
2. embryology A primordial elevation that develops into a fold, ridge, prominence, or process.
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Loosely used to describe the gross anatomic result of the inflammatory process.
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Q. How can we avoid swelling in the legs?

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Q. What Causes ankle Swelling? My son woke up this morning with a red, swollen ankle. What could cause this situation?

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[1] Cystic swelling is defined as abnormal collections of fluid within the scrotal cavity; they affect males of all age groups and account for the majority of all scrotal swellings.
Table 5: Laterality of scrotal swelling in this study Side affected No.
Initially scrotal swelling was thought of a scrotal hernia, hydrocele, pyocele, septic orchitis, hematoma, neoplasia, testicular torsion but on surgical exploration of scrotum, purulent orchitis was revealed.
of men with any complication 62 12.9 Pain 35 7.3 Scrotal swelling 26 5.4 Scrotal haematoma 6 1.3 Wound sepsis 5 1 Difficulty locating vas 5 1 Vasovagal episode 3 0.6 Bleeding 3 0.6 Wound rupture 2 0.4 Dysuria 1 0.2 Table II.
On physical examination, the patient was found to have right scrotal swelling encroaching on the epididymis and testis.
We report case of a young man who came for a second opinion at our clinic for left scrotal swelling for which he was advised a left radical orchidectomy by another surgeon.
Consequently, one should pre-suppose that clinical diagnosis of a scrotal swelling would be straight forward.
Tuberculosis as a cause of scrotal swelling should be considered even in the absence of history of tuberculosis and in the absence of radiological or bacteriological evidence of infection.
But this time, it could not be effective and with time he developed huge scrotal swelling. The patient was referred to urologist.
On local examination, a left scrotal swelling measuring 15 x 10 x 5 cm was noted.
Penile and scrotal swelling in Crohn's disease: A case report.
Most of the testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) in Pakistani men are diagnosed in the third and fourth decade of life with predominant presentation as scrotal swelling and amongst these seminoma are the most common (36.5%).3