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.
Read the full article on: What Is a Hydrocele? – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment ( 58).
By Esther Marbán Bermejo M.D. (gynecologist), Neus Ferrando Gilabert B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 10/24/2019