Hydrocele of the spermatic cord: Embryology and ultrasonographic appearance

L. C. Martin, J. C. Share, Craig A Peters, A. Atala

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Five cases of hydrocele of the spermatic cord are presented. All five patients had a firm inguinal mass, and ultrasonography, performed to exclude adenopathy, incarcerated hernia, and paratesticular tumor, showed an avascular cystic mass superior to and separate from the testicle. A testicular hydrocele did not coexist. This typical appearance should lead to a confident diagnosis of this benign but rare anomaly. Elective surgery may prevent the development of an acquired indirect hernia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)528-530
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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