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What is the difference between a hydrocele and a spermatocele?
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Embryonic origins
A hydrocele develops from an out pouching of the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity) as it follows the testis into the scrotum during fetal development.
It is filled with clear fluid. A spermatocele develops off the tubules leading to the testis and is also filled with clear fluid and sperm. Clinically it can be hard to differentiate between them.

In brief: Embryonic origins
A hydrocele develops from an out pouching of the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity) as it follows the testis into the scrotum during fetal development.
It is filled with clear fluid. A spermatocele develops off the tubules leading to the testis and is also filled with clear fluid and sperm. Clinically it can be hard to differentiate between them.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology
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In brief: Anatomic
Spermatoceles are sacs often filled with sperm that herniate out from the spermatic cord or epididymis.
Hydroceles are fluid sacs in the tissue that surrounds the testicle. On examination, a spermatocele often feels like a separate structure whereas a hydrocele feels more like a very enlarged testicle.

In brief: Anatomic
Spermatoceles are sacs often filled with sperm that herniate out from the spermatic cord or epididymis.
Hydroceles are fluid sacs in the tissue that surrounds the testicle. On examination, a spermatocele often feels like a separate structure whereas a hydrocele feels more like a very enlarged testicle.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
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