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Hydrocele Surgery

Hydrocele Surgery

Surgery Summary

Anesthesia Type General Anesthesia

Duration of Operation 30 - 60 minutes.

Hospitalization Duration 1 Day

Return to Work Time 2 - 4 Days

About Hydrocele Surgery

Hydrocele, also known as water hernia, is a disease that occurs when excessive fluid accumulates in testicular membranes. The origin of the word is Greek and derives from the words  (hydro) and tumour (cele). Testicles are completely surrounded by a membrane. If more fluid is collected in this membrane than necessary, the scrotum begins to swell. Under normal conditions, there is 1 ml of fluid between the membrane and testicles. This fluid is responsible for the slipperiness of the testicles. In patients with hydrocele, the amount of fluid may increase up to 200 ml.

A hydrocele is seen in 6% of newborn babies. However, it can manifest itself in men of all age groups. Hydrocele does not cause pain or pain. It is also not included in the dangerous diseases group. It can be treated surgically, depending on the size of the swelling caused by hydrocele, the patient's demand, whether it causes aesthetic problems or the feeling of pain. The operation is completed between half an hour and an hour. It will be correct to take 1 to 2 days to be discharged.

What is a hydrocele?

Testicles consist of two-layer membranes and one protective layer. There is a liquid of 0.5-1 ml between the testis and two membranes. This fluid provides lubricity and allows the testicle to move easily within a protective bag called the scrotum. This protects the testicles against impacts from outside.

While one of the two layers in testicular anatomy secretes the lubricating fluid, the other layer absorbs the secreted fluid. Thanks to this process in the form of a cycle, the amount of fluid between the testicles and membranes is between 0.5 and 1 ml. In some cases, the absorbent layer does not function and the amount of liquid continues to increase continuously. As a result, more fluid accumulates between the testicles and membranes than it should. As the fluid accumulates, swelling occurs in the scrotum. This condition is called a hydrocele. Hydrocele can occur during childhood or adulthood.

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