Pressure, Fluid and Anatomical Characteristics of Abdominoscrotal Hydroceles in Infants Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Testicular Hydrocele

abstract

  • Abdominoscrotal hydrocele occurs as a result of increased intraluminal pressure confined in a proximal closed processus vaginalis. Increased hydrocele pressure allows expansion into the retroperitoneal space through the internal inguinal ring. This increased pressure is associated with testicular elongation and epididymal abnormalities. The exudative fluid is of a noninfectious etiology and it suggests an altered filtration process. To our knowledge the effects on future fertility are unknown.

publication date

  • October 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.juro.2008.04.086

PubMed ID

  • 18708213

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1720

end page

  • 3; discussion 1723

volume

  • 180

number

  • 4 SUPPL.