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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 5, No. 4, 2005, pp. 343-344
Bioline Code: hs05062
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2005, pp. 343-344

 en Giant Hydrocele - An Epitome of Neglect
Akpo, Emmanuel E.


Hydrocele [Greek: water - sac] is abnormal fluid collection within the tunica vaginalis of the scrotum or a patent tunica vaginalis. It is a relatively common condition in surgical practice. However, a giant hydrocele, here defined for clinical purposes, as a hydrocele equal to or bigger than the patient's head, is rare as indicated by the limited number of reported cases in the literature.
In this paper I am presenting three cases of giant hydroceles and highlighting how it affects the quality of patients' life by way of complications, infertility, sexual function and work capacity.

Giant hydrocele, definition, quality of life

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