Normal: The fluid around
the testicles is absorbed.
Noncommunicating hydrocele: The fluid stays around the testicles and is not
Communicating hydrocele: The fluid
flows back and forth between the scrotum and the abdomen.
Hydrocele of the cord: The fluid is located in the spermatic cord, between the
scrotum and the abdomen.
December 28, 2012
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology
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