Hydrocele


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hydrocele

[′hī·drə‚sēl]
(medicine)
Accumulation of fluid in the membranes surrounding the testis.

Hydrocele

 

testicular edema; an accumulation of serous fluid in the tunica vaginalis testis that occurs as the result of difficulty in discharging the fluids through the lymphatic vessels.

Hydrocele may be congenital or it may appear with inflammatory diseases of the testis (orchitis), its adnexa (epi-didymitis), or the spermatic cord, or with injuries or neoplasms. The development of hydrocele is also fostered by inguinal hernias and dilation of the veins of the spermatic cord. Treatment for acute hydrocele not accompanied by severe pain and rise in body temperature consists of the elimination of the primary disease; surgical intervention is indicated in cases of chronic hydrocele.

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Risk factors placing a patient in a "high-risk group" for testicular cancer include a history of any one or more of the following: cryptorchidism (undescended testicle), orchiopexy (surgical correction of the undescended testicle), testicular atrophy (degeneration of the testicle), prior diagnosis of mumps, orchitis (inflammation of the testicle), inguinal hernia, hydrocele (fluid around the testicle), and previous testicular cancer (American Academy of Family Physicians, 1994).
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