Side Effects Of Hydrocele

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Definition

A hydrocele is a fluid-filled sack along the spermatic cord within the scrotum.


Alternative Names

Processus vaginalis; Patent processus vaginalis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Hydroceles are common in newborn infants.

During normal development, the testicles descend down a tube from the abdomen into the scrotum. Hydroceles result when this tube fails to close. Fluid drains from the abdomen through the open tube. The fluid builds up in the...

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