Hydrocele is most common among menaged 20-30 years, but the disease can be congenital. In newborns there communicating hydrocele, which can pass on their own. In adults, the disease can be a complication after the surgery, etc. varicocele
The main function of the tunica vaginalis testis -to produce a fluid that facilitates the free movement of the testicle inside the scrotum. There is a certain balance between the fluid and generating its reuptake. If the process is disturbed vaginal fluid suction shell, then there is its accumulation and, as a result, dropsy begins.
The causes of hydrocele
- congenital condition
- inflammation of the testicle and the epididymis (orchiepididymitis)
- destruction of inguinal and pelvic lymph nodes (fillyarioz)
- scrotal trauma
- severe heart failure
The disease can occur in an acute orchronic form. The acute form occurs as a result of inflammation of the testicles, testicular tumors or scrotal trauma. The acute form without the appropriate treatment can become chronic. Also lead to chronic hydrocele various chronic diseases of the scrotum.
One of the main symptoms of testicular dropsyis an increase in one or both halves of the scrotum. The increase can be so large that it interferes with the movement. When the feeling is determined by an enlarged portion of the scrotum, which has densely-ellasticheskuyu consistency on palpation the patient does not feel any pain.
Diagnosis is based on the examination, the results of physical examination (palpation), as well as on the results of ultrasound and transillumination.
It is provided only by surgery. It is necessary not only to remove the accumulated fluid between the sheets of the tunica vaginalis, and eliminate the cause of the disease. There are several types of operations, during which the tunica vaginalis occurs liquidation. The operation is performed under local or general anesthesia and lasts no more than 30 minutes. After two hours the patient to go home.