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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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CALDERON ELIZONDO, Jorge. Hidrocele traumático: a propósito de un caso. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.2, pp.178-182. ISSN 2215-5287.

The abnormal collection of serous fluid between the visceral and parietal layers of the vaginal tunic of the testicle is called a hydrocele. It is considered the most common cause of painless scrotal swelling. The peritoneal fluid passes the scrotal space through a communication that keeps the vaginal process, that in the case of those who are congenital because from birth through the peritoneovaginal not properly obliterated. Hydroceles acquired are usually idiopathic, but can also result in infections, varicocectomía, inguinal surgery and trauma. In this article a review of a case of traumatic hydrocele isexposed.

Keywords : Hydrocele; testicular trauma; hydrocele causes.

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