Year : 2021  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 88-90

Recurrence of primary hydrocele 1 month after hydrocelectomy in a 35-year-old patient

Ygeias Melathron Hospital TYPET, Palodeia, Cyprus

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Theodoros Spinos
Ygeias Melathron Hospital TYPET, Palodeia
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DOI: 10.4103/HUAJ.HUAJ_33_21

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A hydrocele is a painless enlargement of the scrotum resulting from an irregular accumulation of serous fluid between the parietal and the visceral layers of the tunica vaginalis which surrounds the testis To treat hydrocele various modalities are used, the gold standard of which being open hydrocelectomy. Hydroceles can sometimes be recurrent. Rarely, in these cases, an underlying pathological condition such as hypoproteinemia, filarial infection, pelvic cavity malignancy, or a concurrent inguinal hernia is found during investigation. This paper describes a rare case of hydrocele recurrence immediately after open hydrocelectomy. The presence of intact tunical anatomy of the scrotum found during revision hydrocelectomy in our case raised questions concerning the extent of the previous excision and as such recurrence should be attributed to the uninverted remaining tunical sack.

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