Hydrocele In Infants

Infant Hydrocele

Figure 4.81. This infant has a torsion of the right testis. Note the purplish-blue appearance of the right testis which was firm and tender. The testis usually "rides high" with a torsion. The infant has a hydrocele on the left side. Torsion can lead to irreversible damage of the testis within 6 hours of the occurrence. Testicular salvage is almost unheard of because the torsion often occurs prena-tally during the process of testicular decent.

Figure 4.81. This infant has a torsion of the right testis. Note the purplish-blue appearance of the right testis which was firm and tender. The testis usually "rides high" with a torsion. The infant has a hydrocele on the left side. Torsion can lead to irreversible damage of the testis within 6 hours of the occurrence. Testicular salvage is almost unheard of because the torsion often occurs prena-tally during the process of testicular decent.

Figure 4.82. At surgery in this same infant as in Figure 4-81, note the gangrene of the right testis and its spermatic cord. It is impossible to salvage such a testis. (Gonzalez, E.)

Empty Scrotal Sac

Figure 4.83. This infant has a left ectopic testis located in the perineum. The testes migrate from the abdominal cavity to the scrotum in the last trimester of pregnancy. Occasionally one testis fails to descend normally and migrates to an abnormal site. Note the emptiness of the left scrotal sac.

Figure 4.84. There is an ectopic testis on the right side in this infant. Note the normal scrotal sac on the left with a palpable testis. There was an empty scrotal sac on the right side and the testis was palpable in the perineum.

Figure 4.84. There is an ectopic testis on the right side in this infant. Note the normal scrotal sac on the left with a palpable testis. There was an empty scrotal sac on the right side and the testis was palpable in the perineum.

Empty Scrotal Sac

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