Hydrocelectomy is surgery that is done to remove or repair a hydrocele. A hydrocele is a fluid-filled sac surrounding a testicle that causes swelling in the scrotum (the pouch that holds the testicles). Hydroceles can be scary because you can see them and because they are in a sensitive part of the body. Hydrocele Repair (Adult) This handout tells you how to care for yourself at home after surgery to repair a hydrocele. Hydrocele. A hydrocele is a fluid filled sac in the scrotum. Hydrocele can grow large and can cause swelling, pain and discomfort in the scrotum and may need surgical repair. Hydrocelectomy is the surgical repair of a hydrocele.
For adolescent and adult men, the best protection against a hydrocele is to keep the testicles and scrotum free of injury. For example, if taking part in contact sports, use an athletic cup. Although hydroceles are usually not a major health issue, you should tell your healthcare provider about any abnormality or swelling in the scrotum. Hydrocelectomy is surgery to remove a hydrocele. A hydrocele is a fluid-filled sac inside the scrotum. A hydrocele can happen on one or both sides of the scrotum. The doctor made a very small cut (incision) in your scrotum to drain the fluid from the hydrocele and to remove the fluid-filled sac.
Sep 15, · A hydrocelectomy removes the fluid and shrinks the size of the sac formerly containing the fluid. Hydroceles are very common in male children, particularly newborns. They also occur in about 1 Author: Daniel Pendick. Nov 27, · A hydrocele is a collection of fluid in the scrotum. Most develop for no apparent reason, are harmless and can be left alone. If needed, a small operation can usually cure the problem. In a small number of cases, a hydrocele is due to an underlying problem with a testicle (testis).