Hydrocoele of the canal of Nuck occurs due to failure of obliteration of the processus vaginalis in females. It is a rare cause of groin swellings in these patients, and diagnosis can be easily confirmed with ultrasound imaging. Surgical excision and high ligation of the patent processus vaginalis (PPV) is the standard of care. A case of a paediatric patient with hydrocele of the canal of Nuck is presented, in whom successful surgical treatment was performed, with confirmation of the pathology by histology.
18 Jul, 2016
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