Hydrocele is the presence of liquid in abnormal quantities within the scrotum and around the testicles. May be unilateral or bilateral. Hydroceles may be congenital or acquired and causes an increase not always painful, but most of the times uncomfortable of the scrotum.
In the adult man, the hydroceles are product of imbalance existent between a formation and a absorption of the liquid naturally existent around the testicles. This may occur due to inflammation (epididymitis, retractable, tumors) or trauma. About 5 to 10% of testicular tumors present is accompanied by hydrocele.
Many cases regress in children up to the first 12 months of life, but in cases where we do not solve this period, or if there is a hernia, there is need for surgery.