Hydrocele - Types


The two types of Hydrocele are non-communicating and communicating

Non-communicating:

  • When the sac closes, but fluid is present in the scrotum, the hydrocele is called non-communicating or closed Hydrocele.
  • This condition might be present at birth or might develop years later for no reason. A non-communicating hydrocele usually remains the same size or has a very slow growth.
  • In some cases, these fluids may be absorbed by the child’s body. This may take up to 1 year to be cured.

Communicating:

This condition might be present when the sacs don’t close causing the flow of fluids into the abdomen. It is caused by the failure of the processus vaginalis to close the sac completely during fetal development. It may be the potential cause for hernia and hydrocele to develop.

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