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Congenital Hydrocele of Tunica Vaginalis

Last updated June 15, 2017

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.


The topic Congenital Hydrocele of Tunica Vaginalis you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Congenital Hydrocele.

Quick Summary:

  • 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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References and Information Sources used forCongenital Hydrocele of Tunica Vaginalis:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hydrocele/ (accessed on 06/07/2017)

http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=129 (accessed on 06/07/2017)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/19667.htm (accessed on 06/07/2017)

Helpful Peer-Reviewed Medical Articles forCongenital Hydrocele of Tunica Vaginalis:

Hall, N. J., Ron, O., Eaton, S., & Pierro, A. (2011). Surgery for hydrocele in children—an avoidable excess?. Journal of pediatric surgery46(12), 2401-2405.

Mirochnik, B., Bhargava, P., Dighe, M. K., & Kanth, N. (2012). Ultrasound evaluation of scrotal pathology. Radiologic Clinics of North America50(2), 317-332.

Ho, C. H., Shei-Dei Yang, S., & Tsai, Y. C. (2010). Minilaparoscopic high-ligation with the processus vaginalis undissected and left in situ is a safe, effective, and durable treatment for pediatric hydrocele. Urology76(1), 134-137.

Garriga, V., Serrano, A., Marin, A., Medrano, S., Roson, N., & Pruna, X. (2009). US of the Tunica Vaginalis Testis: Anatomic Relationships and Pathologic Conditions 1. Radiographics29(7), 2017-2032.

Aso, C., Enríquez, G., Fité, M., Torán, N., Piró, C., Piqueras, J., & Lucaya, J. (2005). Gray-scale and color Doppler sonography of scrotal disorders in children: an update 1. Radiographics25(5), 1197-1214.

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First uploaded: June 15, 2017
Last updated: June 15, 2017