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