Hydrocele

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Background

  • Accumulation of fluid around the testis
  • Most common cause of painless scrotal swelling in children
    • Secondary to persistent processus vaginalis
  • Most resorb by 18-24 months of age
  • Acute symptomatic hydroceles are not benign, require workup

Diagnosis

  • +Transillumination

DDx

  • Hydrocele
  • Hematocele
  • Spermatocele
  • Malignancy

Treatment

  • None indicated

Disposition

  • Referral to urologist

Source

Tintinalli