Unilateral hydroureteronephrosis caused by abdominoscrotal hydrocele

B. Klin, Y. Efrati, A. Mor, I. Vinograd*

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Abdominoscrotal hydrocele is extremely rare in children. A case is presented of an unusually large abdominoscrotal hydrocele in a child, with secondary right hydroureteronephrosis due to contiguous pressure and right cryptorchidism. This entity, although unusual, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a lower abdominal mass in children, as well as a cause of hydroureteronephrosis. Diagnosis is made with ultrasound, computerized tomography and occasionally excretory urography. Complete surgical excision through a groin incision is recommended, but optional inguinoabdominal or abdominal incisions have been reported. After surgical removal, healing is usually complete, including regression of the hydroureteronephrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-386
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number2 I
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • hydrocele
  • hydronephrosis
  • kidney diseases
  • scrotum


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