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Definitions of HYDROCELE
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A circumscribed collection of fluid, especially a collection of fluid in the tunica vaginalis of the testicle or along the spermatic cord. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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A collection of serous fluid in a sacculated cavity; specifically, such a collection in the tunica vaginalis testis.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A term generally applied to a collection of serous fluid in the areolar texture of the scrotum or in some of the coverings, either of the testicle or spermatic cord. To the first of these varieties the names- External Hydrocele, have been given; and to the second, those of Hydroce'le inter'na. When the collection occurs in the envelope of the testicle, it is called H. of the tunica vaginalis; and the epithet congenital is added, when the interior of the membrane, in which it is situate, still communicates freely with the cavity of the abdomen. When it exists in the spermatic chord, it is called encysted, or diffused Hydrocele of the spermatic cord, as the case may be. The tumour of the distended scrotum is oblong: greater below than above; indolent and semi-transparent. When it becomes inconveniently large, the fluid may be evacuated by puncturing with a trocar, but, as it collects again, this operation can only be considered palliative. The radical cure consists, usually, in injecting, through the canula of the trocar, which has been left in, after puncturing, some irritating liquid, as wine. This is kept in the tunica vaginalis for a few minutes, and then withdrawn. The coat inflames; adhesion takes place, and the cavity is obliterated.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
A collection of clear watery fluid especially in the tunica vaginalis testis, the vaginal process of the spermatic cord or the canal of Nuck. It may be idiopathic or symptomatic, acute or chronic. Its varieties are: congenital hydrocele, encysted hydrocele of the cord, hydrocele of an old hernial sac, hydrocele of the processus funicularis, infantile hydrocele, inguinal hydrocele, multilocular hydrocele. of the cord. [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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