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Are varicocele, spermatocele and hydrocele the same things?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 11/29/2017

No, all three concepts refer to testicular pathologies but they are not the same.

Varicocele refers to inflammation and enlargement of the veins that drain the testicle and the hydrocele indicates the accumulation of fluid in the scrotal pouch. Spermatocele is a benign cyst that forms in the epididymis.

Suggested for you: What Is a Hydrocele? – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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