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Giant hydrocele--an epitome of neglect.
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PMID:  16615849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hydrocele [Greek: water--sac] is abnormal fluid collection within the tunica vaginalis of the scrotum or a patent tunica vaginalis. It is a relatively common condition in surgical practice. However, a giant hydrocele, here defined for clinical purposes, as a hydrocele equal to or bigger than the patient's head, is rare as indicated by the limited number of reported cases in the literature. In this paper I am presenting three cases of giant hydroceles and highlighting how it affects the quality of patients' life by way of complications, infertility, sexual function and work capacity.
Emmanuel E Akpo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African health sciences     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1729-0503     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr Health Sci     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-17     Completed Date:  2008-12-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101149451     Medline TA:  Afr Health Sci     Country:  Uganda    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  343-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Surgery Department, Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Infertility / etiology
Middle Aged
Quality of Life*
Sexual Behavior
Testicular Hydrocele* / complications,  physiopathology,  surgery

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