A hydrocele is a fluid-filled sack along the spermatic cord within the
Processus vaginalis; Patent processus vaginalis
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...Read more