Abdomino-Inguino-Scrotal Hydrocele (Ten-Hydroceles with Intraabdominal Extension)

  • Yasir S. Jamal King Abdulaziz University
  • Hassan S. Jamal King Abdulaziz University
  • Jamal S. Daleel Al Rahman King Abdulaziz University
Keywords: Hydrocele, Abdominoscrotal, Abdominoinguinal, Children's presentation, Management


Hydrocele with intraabdominal extension is a rare condition in children. We managed 10 hydrocele in 7 infants (3 bilateral and 4 unilateral). Eight hydrocele were abdominoscrotal and two were abdominoinguinal, which represents intraabdominal extension of encysted hydrocele. Obstetric history of 6 mothers of this present study's patients supported the authors' previously proposed explanation of the push-up of the hydrocele intraabdominally by external pressure on the scrotoinguinal compartment, this pressure is created by strong uterine contractions or infra-uterine fetal position. In this paper, we present our experience in management of this condition including some of its important clinical and morphological features. Additionally, we propose to call this condition as "Hydrocele with intraabdominal extension" which includes abdominoscrotal and abdominoinguinal in males and the abdominoinguinal (pushed up hydrocele of canal of Nuck) in females.

Author Biographies

Yasir S. Jamal, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery

Hassan S. Jamal, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jamal S. Daleel Al Rahman, King Abdulaziz University

Department of Surgery

How to Cite
Jamal, Y. S., Jamal, H. S., & Daleel Al Rahman, J. S. (2004). Abdomino-Inguino-Scrotal Hydrocele (Ten-Hydroceles with Intraabdominal Extension). Journal of King Abdulaziz University - Medical Sciences, 11, 49-59. https://doi.org/10.4197/med.11-1.6

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