Sonographic appearance of canal of Nuck hydrocele
Adolescent; Canalof Nuck; Cyst; Hydrocele; Patent processus vaginalis; Sonography
We present a case of a relatively uncommon entity in a 17-year-old girl who presented to the emergency department with right inguinal pain and discomfort. On sonography, she was thought to have a hydrocele of a patent processus vaginalis, although differentials could not be excluded. The hydrocele was subsequently confirmed at surgery. Because this is an uncommonly reported condition, a high index of suspicion must be maintained in the appropriate clinical setting. We present various sonographic appearances and techniques that have been proposed in the literature. © Springer-Verlag 2007.
Khanna, P., Ponsky, T., Zagol, B., Lukish, J., & Markle, B. (2007). Sonographic appearance of canal of Nuck hydrocele. Pediatric Radiology, 37 (6). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00247-007-0481-6