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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 2:363

First Online: 04 December 2008Received: 04 January 2008Accepted: 04 December 2008DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-2-363

Cite this article as: Yardy, G., Rafique, A., Sellers, I. et al. J Med Case Reports 2008 2: 363. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-2-363


IntroductionHydrocoele is a condition frequently encountered in adult urological practice. It is usually of benign aetiology and often diagnosed on clinical grounds. Surgical repair, if indicated, is generally straightforward.

Case presentationWe report a 53-year-old man with liver cirrhosis and clinical features of a hydrocoele, in whom flow was demonstrated using Doppler ultrasonography in the fluid around the testis, which communicated via varices with the left renal vein.

ConclusionIn this patient with misleading clinical signs, diagnosis was established radiologically. Had surgery proceeded without this investigation, significant intra-operative bleeding would have been likely.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1752-1947-2-363 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: George Yardy - Akkib Rafique - Iain Sellers - Lawrence Berman - Nigel Bullock

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