Definition of hydrocele in English:


Line breaks: hydro|cele
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪdrə(ʊ)siːl


[mass noun] Medicine
  • The accumulation of serous fluid in a body sac: hydrocele may progress over the years [count noun]: the swelling is a hydrocele of the cord
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    • Possible causes include tumors of the testicle or spermatic cord, spermatoceles, hydroceles, varicoceles, hernias, or lipomas.
    • What are some of the specific complications associated with hydrocele / hernia surgery?
    • A hydrocele occurs when fluid collects in the membranes surrounding the testes.

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