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Hydrocele of Canal of Nuck - Role of Radiological Imaging

Author(s): Devi Shanker Malik, Mahipal Singh, Nisha Aurora, B S Dhakad

Hydrocele of canal of Nuck in adult females is very rare to be seen. The canal of Nuck is the portion of processus vaginalis in the inguinal canal in women. This is homologous to the processus vaginalis of male anatomy. Although canal of Nuck normally disappears without a trace in the first year of life but if it remains patent, then it can lead to development of indirect inguinal hernia or hydrocele of canal of Nuck. Radiological imaging has a great role in diagnosis. Ultrasonography is the preferred investigation. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) done to confirm the diagnosis preoperatively. The treatment remains the excision of hydrocele of canal of nuck. We are presenting two cases of hydrocele of canal of Nuck in adult female, one Bilateral and another unilateral which were treated by laparoscopic excision of hydrocele with mesh repair.

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    Dr. Emre Pakdemirli

  • Consultant General, Breast, MSK and Emergency Radiologist
    West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
    St Albans City Hospital, England, United Kingdom
    E-mail: dremrep@yahoo.co.uk

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