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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-13

Hydrocelectomy: Experience with inguinal approach in the adult


The True Vine Clinic, 184 Agbani Road, Enugu, Nigeria

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C C Nweze
The True Vine Clinic, 184 Agbani Road, Enugu
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The usual approach for hydrocelectomy in the adult is the scrotal route. The most troublesome problem following this method is a very discomforting scrotal swelling which creates much difficulty for the patient and the managing surgeon. This problem can be avoided by performing hydrocelectomy with a procedure using the inguinal approach in the adult. Apart from almost eliminating this post-operative problem of scrotal discomfort from marked swelling this method enables inspection, discovering of testicular malignancy and more safely taking appropriate actions on it. It also enables easy inspection, discovery and performance of appropriate actions on any co-existing inguinal hernia.


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