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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 109-110

Recurrent hydrocoele

Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

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Kelly Parks
Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.109972

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Hydrocele is a common cause of scrotal swelling in general practice and is caused by a patent space in the tunica vaginalis. Treatment is often conservative unless the hydrocele grows to a critical size that leads to discomfort or difficulty in walking, in which case drainage is necessary. Depending on the communication of the tunica vaginalis with the peritoneal cavity and other coexistent morbidities, hydrocoele may recur despite repeated drainage posing a problem to management in general practice. We hereby presented a 72-year male with a huge hydrocoele that recurred despite repeated drainage and hernia sac repair, arousing thoughts on this subject and discussions as to the most appropriate management.

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