scrotal swelling

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scrotal swelling

the earliest enlargement of embryonic tissue that will become half of the scrotum.


1. transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not due to cell proliferation.
2. an eminence, or elevation.

cloudy swelling
a term which has been discarded. It was used to describe an early stage of toxic degenerative changes, especially in protein constituents of organs in infectious diseases, in which the tissues appear swollen, parboiled and opaque but revert to normal when the cause is removed. Called also albuminoid, or albuminous, degeneration.
genital swelling, labioscrotal swelling
in the male embryo overlie the inguinal canal development; in the female shift anteriorly and, in most species, disappear before birth.
laryngeal swelling
eminences which develop lateral to the laryngotracheal groove in the embryo.
scrotal swelling
primordial scrotum.
References in periodicals archive ?
On physical examination, the patient was found to have right scrotal swelling encroaching on the epididymis and testis.
Physical examination demonstrated left scrotal swelling and tenderness.
A 1-year-old boy, who had experienced scrotal swelling since birth, presented with painful progressive enlargement of the scrotum that had begun at 6 months of age.
The ultrasonographic scan revealed diffuse scrotal swelling but no distinct fluid collection or mass.
Several conditions can cause painless scrotal swelling.