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Transilumination of the testicle

Testicular hydrocele is a condition in which fluid builds up inside the scrotal pouch. It occurs most often in newborn babies, which we call congenital hydrocele.

Transillumination of the scrotum is a very simple diagnostic test to check for hydrocele. It consists of applying a light source to the largest part of the scrotum. If hydrocele is present, the testicle is illuminated as a result of the clear fluid inside.

By MD (gynecologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 10/24/2019