Communicating hydrocele (patent processus vaginalis)
Direct communication w...
Acute, subacute, or chronic swelling of the scrotum or inguinal canal
Frequent changes in size of the hydrocele with position change or activity (indicative of communicating)
Urology referral for symptomatic adults or if underlying diagnosis is unclear
Pediatric urology/surgery referral for children with symptomatic noncommunicating hydrocele
Depending on method of treatment, initial follow-up is generally in the first 4 to 6 weeks.
With sclerotherapy follow-up for confirmation of reso...
N43.3 Hydrocele, unspecified
N43.2 Other hydrocele
P83.5 Congenital hydrocele
N43.1 Infected hydrocele
N43.0 Encysted hydrocele
603.9 Hydrocele, unspecified
603.8 Other specified types of hyd...
A hydrocele can usually be diagnosed by physical exam and transillumination. If there is any concern for other underlying process, a formal US is recommended.
Aspirating a hydrocele is ...
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