Hidrocele

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Hidrocele

Un hidrocele es una acumulación de líquido dentro del área escrotal, alrededor de los testículos. Los hidroceles son comunes en los recién nacidos y normalmente desaparecen después de unos pocos meses de vida. El principal síntoma de un hidrocele es la inflamación indolora de un testículo, a uno o a ambos lados, que se siente como una bomba llena de agua. En términos generales los hidroceles no son peligrosos y usualmente sólo se les hace tratamiento cuando ocasionan incomodidad o molestia o cuando crecen al punto de amenazar el suministro de sangre del testículo.

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  • Last Reviewed on 10/09/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Chief of Urology, Cambridge Health Alliance, Visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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