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Can hydroceles be fixed laparoscopically?

8 doctors weighed in
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In brief: No

Hydroeceles are benign swelling of the testicles.
Treatment includes drainage with a needle or making an incision in the scrotum to drain the fluid directly. Unless there is abdominal pathology causing the pathology that needs to be addressed, laparoscopic treatment is not an option.

In brief: No

Hydroeceles are benign swelling of the testicles.
Treatment includes drainage with a needle or making an incision in the scrotum to drain the fluid directly. Unless there is abdominal pathology causing the pathology that needs to be addressed, laparoscopic treatment is not an option.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. George Klauber
Draining a hydrocele by needle aspiration is never indicated in children. It is occasionally receommended for old men who would be poor surgical risks. A sclerosant, such as tetracycline is then injected into the hydrocele sac after it is drained. Treatment is quite painful & has a high recurrence rate.
Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Yes and no

In children, they can because the cause is a patent channel between the abdomen and the scrotum which can be accessed via laparoscopy.
However, this is rarely indicated. In adults, the answer is no.

In brief: Yes and no

In children, they can because the cause is a patent channel between the abdomen and the scrotum which can be accessed via laparoscopy.
However, this is rarely indicated. In adults, the answer is no.
Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: No way

Hydrocele is in the scrotum and only skin deep.
Laparoscopy is performed in the abdomen thru the abdominal wall.

In brief: No way

Hydrocele is in the scrotum and only skin deep.
Laparoscopy is performed in the abdomen thru the abdominal wall.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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