Details Descriptions About :: Hydrocele

 A hydrocele is a collection of fluid between the visceral and parietal layers of the tunica vaginalis of the testicle or along the spermatic cord. It’s the most common cause of scrotal swelling. Age Alert Congenital hydrocele commonly resolves spontaneously during the first year of life. Usually, no treatment is indicated.

Causes for Hydrocele

Causes Congenital malformation (infants) Trauma to the testes or epididymis Infection of the testes or epididymis Testicular tumor

Pathophysiology Hydrocele

Pathophysiology Congenital hydrocele occurs when an opening between the scrotal sac and the peritoneal cavity allows peritoneal fluids to collect in the scrotum. The exact mechanism is unknown. In adults, the fluid accumulation may be caused by infection, trauma, tumor, an imbalance between the secreting and absorptive capacities of scrotal tissue, or an obstruction of lymphatic or venous drainage in the spermatic cord. Consequent swelling obstructs blood flow to the testes.

Signs and symptoms Hydrocele

Signs and symptoms Scrotal swelling and feeling of heaviness Inguinal hernia (commonly accompanies congenital hydrocele) Fluid collection, presenting as flaccid or tense mass Pain with acute epididymal infection or testicular torsion Scrotal tenderness due to severe swelling

Diagnostic Lab Test results

Diagnostic test results Transillumination distinguishes fluid-filled from solid mass; tumor doesn’t transilluminate. Ultrasonography visualizes the testes and the presence of fluid. Tissue biopsy differentiates between normal cells and malignancy.

Treatment for Hydrocele

Treatment Inguinal hernia with bowel present in the sac: surgical repair Tense hydrocele that impedes blood circulation or causes pain: aspiration of fluid and injection of sclerosing drug Recurrent hydroceles: excision of tunica vaginalis Testicular tumor detected by ultrasound: suprainguinal excision


Disclaimer ::

The Information available on this site is for only Informational Purpose , before any use of this information please consult your Doctor .Price of the drugs indicated above may not match to real price due to many possible reasons may , including local taxes etc.. These are only approximate indicative prices of the drug.


One of the 1st in India.High Quality Generic Medicine Portal Android Application for Online Oreder & Information.

For More Join Our Membership and Get Additional 25% off on Meds, also get MLM Benefits to get a permanent earning source.

Join Membership How to Search Medicine
Android App

We would like to keep you updated with special notifications.