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Congenital Hydrocele of Tunica Vaginalis

Last updated May 7, 2020

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP

A hydrocele is a buildup of watery clear fluid around one or both testicles. When the hydrocele is present at birth, it is referred to as a Congenital Hydrocele.


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  • A hydrocele is a buildup of watery clear fluid around one or both testicles. When the hydrocele is present at birth, it is referred to as a Congenital Hydrocele
  • In most cases, Congenital Hydrocele occurs in newborn male babies. The signs and symptoms of the condition include swelling of the scrotum and groin and uncomfortable heaviness of testicles
  • Generally, Congenital Hydrocele resolves on its own, usually within the first two years of the child’s life. No long-term or serious complications are noted
  • The prognosis is excellent with suitable treatment

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First uploaded: June 15, 2017
Last updated: May 7, 2020