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What can help in the treatment of a hydrocele?
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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Observation v repair
Many hydroceles are small and asymptomatic and do not merit any treatment.
If the hydrocele comes and goes, it is a "communicating hydrocele" which merits repair. If not, but if it is very large, or symptomatic, then surgical repair is usually performed, although needle drainage with or without sclerosis are used occasionally.

In brief: Observation v repair
Many hydroceles are small and asymptomatic and do not merit any treatment.
If the hydrocele comes and goes, it is a "communicating hydrocele" which merits repair. If not, but if it is very large, or symptomatic, then surgical repair is usually performed, although needle drainage with or without sclerosis are used occasionally.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Dr. David Vandersteen
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Surgery
Scrotal hydrocelectomy in adults or inuinal hydrocelectomy in pre-pubertal boys.

In brief: Surgery
Scrotal hydrocelectomy in adults or inuinal hydrocelectomy in pre-pubertal boys.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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