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Hydrocele – Surgery

December 8, 2020


If surgery is required to remove a hydrocele, the technical name for that operation is called a hydrocelectomy. After the skin on the scrotum is opened, the hydrocele sac or the main outer compartment containing the excess fluid is brought out of the incision. The testicle sits within a sac containing the fluid. Essentially what happens during a hydrocelectomy is that outer sac is opened and turned inside out. That membrane may still make fluid, but because the sac is inside out, there’s no place, there’s no contained space, for the fluid to collect and cause a swelling. Your body then just normally absorbs that fluid and the hydrocele is gone. That’s the technique for hydrocelectomy

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