Call hydrocele is the accumulation of fluid that occurs in the membrane covering the testis.
It is common for newborns to present hydrocele, which usually disappears spontaneously in the year of life.
Men, regardless of their age, can present a hydrocele due to an inflammatory process or secondary to an injury within the scrotum.
Another common cause, resulting in a hydrocele is secondary to the surgery of varicocele and in other cases there is no cause demonstrable.
Usually, the diagnosis is performed by the Urologist in the physical examination, then confirm with a testicular ultrasound.
In most cases the hydrocele has no symptoms, but in some patients it may causes discomfort, heaviness in the testicles or pain in the scrotal and/or other causes an aesthetic effect negative.
When it is necessary to resolve the hydrocele by their discomfort or size, the solution is surgery. This is an outpatient surgery that corrected with an incision in the wall of the scrotum.