Giant spermatocele mimicking hydrocele: A case report

Hsin Chih Yeh, Chii Jye Wang, Chia Chu Liu, Wen Jeng Wu, Yii Her Chou, Chun Hsiung Huang

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Spermatoceles are usually asymptomatic and often found incidentally during physical examination. We report a case of giant spermatocele that mimicked a hydrocele. A 55-year-old man suffered from right scrotal enlargement for several years. As the heavy sensation and scrotal soreness worsened in recent months, he came to our outpatient clinic for help. Hydrocele was suspected due to transilluminating appearance of the scrotal content. Surgical exploration was arranged and a giant spermatocele was found. Total excision of the spermatocele was performed and the patient recovered well. The specimen was sent for pathology and spermatocele with spermatozoa was noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-369
Number of pages4
JournalKaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Benign scrotal pathology
  • Giant spermatocele
  • Hydrocele

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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