, Volume 13, Issue 2-3, pp 189-190

Abdominoscrotal hydrocele in infancy: a study of 15 cases

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Only 25 cases of unilateral abdominoscrotal hydrocele (ASH) and 3 of bilateral ASH have been reported since 1834. Fifteen infants with ASH were treated on a single pediatric surgery service during a period of 4 years, accounting for 1.7 per 1,000 outpatient visits. In 4 cases the defect was bilateral. Although this unusual concentration of cases in unexplained, recognition and careful documentation of ASH in infancy is recommended.

Accepted: 15 November 1996