Congenital unilateral hydrocele: a sonographic finding
Foetal hydrocoele is a condition diagnosed in utero in male foetus. It is characterised by a half-moon fluid image around the testis. We describe a case of ultrasound diagnosis of hydrocele in a woman at 35 weeks of gestation. Diagnosis was confirmed at birth, distinguishing this from the transient cases usually encountered. This finding during a routine obstetrics scan further highlights the relevance of ultrasound to obstetricians and neonatologists.
Keywords: Foetus, congenital, hydrocoele, testis, ultrasound