MEDizzy
Sign in
Sheeza Basharat
Sheeza Basharat3 months ago
Hydrocele

Hydrocele

A collection of peritoneal fluid within the tunica vaginalis. During embryogenesis, the testis descends through the ingural canal, drawing with it a diverticulum of peritoneum into the scrotum. This peritoneal tissue is known as the processus vaginalis. Normally, the communication between the processus vaginalis and the peritoneum is obliterated, and the tunica vaginalis is the remaining tissue overlying the testis and epididymis. A communicating hydrocele results when the processus vaginalis remains patent and allows peritoneal fluid to accumulate in the tunica vaginalis. This type of hydrocele is common in newborns and presents as a painless scrotal swelling that transilluminates.

1
Other commentsSign in to post comments. Don't have an account? Sign up now!

Recent MCQs















Show more MCQs

Recent flashcard sets















Show more flashcards