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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019
A Study of Patient Profile and Treatment Outcome in Primary Vaginal Hydrocele - A Descriptive Study
Aniket Sharma | Deepak Kumar 
Abstract: Scrotal swellings constitute a major load of General surgery OPD in India and cause a lot of psychological disturbance to the patient and his family. Newer and minimally invasive techniques have been described for treatment of hydrocele. However standard treatment for hydrocele is conventional surgery till date. True incidence of hydrocele in general population is still a grey area. Method: This is a descriptive study carried out between Aug 2017 and Jul 2019on 75 cases of primary vaginal hydrocele. Result: Majority of the patient fell in the age group 30-50 years with 85 % presenting with the swelling alone and 15 % presenting with discomfort associated with the swelling.85 % of the patients underwent eversion of sac and rest 15 % underwent excision of sac.66 % (n=50) of the study population belonged to the upper middle class as per kuppuswamy score. The most common complication as shown in the post-op period was induration of scrotal skin experienced in 13 (17.3 %) of patients and the most significant post op complication affecting hospital stay was scrotal hematoma.
Keywords: Hydrocele, Eversion of sac, Excision of sac, Hematoma, visual analogue scale
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,
Pages: 1771 - 1774