Encysted spermatic cord hydrocele

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 13 Jun 2022

Encysted spermatic cord hydroceles are one of the subtypes of spermatic cord hydrocoele where the fluid collection does not communicate with the peritoneum above or the tunica vaginalis below. 

Pathology

In this encysted type, a loculated hydrocoele occurs along the spermatic cord due to obliteration of both the proximal and the distal processus vaginalis without atrophy of the segment in between.

See also

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Cases and figures

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