Excessive sac pressures: the pathogenesis and innocence of hydroceles in children.

@article{Tanyel2001ExcessiveSP,
  title={Excessive sac pressures: the pathogenesis and innocence of hydroceles in children.},
  author={Feridun Cahit Tanyel and Turgay Ocal and Neb{\`i}l B{\"u}y{\"u}kpamukçu},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={372-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether paediatric hydroceles result entirely from a small-calibre patent processus vaginalis, allowing free communication between the abdominal cavity and hydrocele sac, or whether there are other mechanisms. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-five hydroceles were studied prospectively in 24 boys (aged 18-132 months). Consent for the intraoperative measurements was obtained before surgery. The hydrocele was repaired under general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation… CONTINUE READING