Clinical presentation

Long standing scrotal swelling for assessment.


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Approximately 75ml of fluid with fine internal echoes is seen in right tunica vaginalis. No fluid fluid levels. Both testes and epididymis are normal. No varicocele. A 10mm simple cyst is seen in the body of left epididymis.


This is an example of uncomplicated hydrocele – the most common cause of scrotal swelling.

Read more

  1. Radiopaedia – hydrocele 
  2. Garriga, Victoria, et al. “US of the Tunica Vaginalis Testis: Anatomic Relationships and Pathologic Conditions 1.” Radiographics 29.7 (2009): 2017-2032.