Testicular Hydrocele Surgery?
Testicular Hydrocele Surgery is done to remove the hydrocele formation
within the scrotum of the male. When the tube descending from the testicles
fails to close from the abdomen, then fluid will drain from the abdomen
with the open tube . This fluid gets accumulated into the scrotum and
causes it to become swollen. This is called as hydrocele. This is not
painful in nature but may cause some discomfort. This hydrocele may happen
either at one or both sides of the testicle. Hence a testicular hydrocele
surgery is required to cure this case.
Hydrocele Surgery Procedure:
Testicular Hydrocele Surgery is normally done by giving anesthesia and
making the patient asleep. After giving anesthesia, the surgeon will make
a small incision at the scrotum of the patient. Then a bulk of the hydrocele
sac will be cut away and the remaining will be let to go inside.
After that the fluid inside the scrotum will be drained out and the space
will be sewn together. This will be done with the help of dissolvable
stitches. After the surgery, the fluid secreting surface will be in contact
with scrotum inner skin and not with the testicle which was before the
Testicular Hydrocele Surgery can be done using two different procedures:
Lords Procedure: In this procedure, sac application will
be used in case of medium and small hydroceles. The main advantage of
this Lords procedure is low risk of hematoma (localized blood collection).
Jaboulay Procedure: In this procedure, the sac is sutured and everted
behind the area of the testis. Jaboulay Procedure has a low risk of doing
the surgery again but it has a high risk of hematoma to happen after the
The Testicular Hydrocele Surgery is normally governed by two factors namely
1) hydrocele size 2) preference and experience of the surgeon.
of Testicular Hydrocele Surgery:
The Testicular Hydrocele surgery may lead to several complications. Occurrence
of complications in Testicular Hydrocele surgery depends upon the type
of operation and general health of the patient.
There are more chances of occurrence of swelling and bruising at
the scrotal area. It may cause twinges and aches for few weeks.
There will be temporarily difficulty in passing urine for few days.
There are rare chances of sperm cord to get tightly squeezed which
will cut off the blood supply. It may sometimes lead to shrinking of testicle.
There are few chances that the hydrocele may come again even after
Infection, blood clotting and injury at the scrotal tissue may
Testicular Hydrocele surgery