Normal: The fluid around the testicles is absorbed.
Noncommunicating hydrocele: The fluid stays around the testicles and is not absorbed.
Communicating hydrocele: The fluid flows back and forth between the scrotum and the abdomen.
Hydrocele of the cord: The fluid is located in the spermatic cord, between the scrotum and the abdomen.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Peter Anderson, MD, FRCS(C) - Pediatric Urology|
|Last Revised||December 28, 2012|