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Hydrocele of canal of Nuck in adult females – A series of two cases

PUBLISHED May 05, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2305p1720013)



Devi Shanker Malik1 , Mahipal Singh Choudhary2 , Nisha Aurora2 , Buddhi Singh Dhakad2
  1. Eternal hospital Jaipur, India
  2. Eternal Hospital Jaipur, India

Conference / event

International conference of AWR deep Impact, March 2023 (New Delhi, India)

Poster summary

Hydrocele of canal of Nuck in adult females is exceptionally rare. The canal of Nuck is the portion of processus vaginalis in the inguinal canal in women. This is homologous to the processus vaginalis of male anatomy. Although canal of Nuck normally disappears without a trace in the first year of life, if it remains patent, then it can lead to development of indirect inguinal hernia or hydrocele of canal of Nuck. Ultrasonography is the preferred investigation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) done to confirm the diagnosis preoperatively. The treatment remains the excision of hydrocele of canal of nuck. We are presenting two cases of hydrocele of canal of Nuck in adult female, one Bilateral and another unilateral which were treated by laparoscopic excision of hydrocele with mesh repair.


Patent processus vaginalis, Hydrocele of canal of Nuck, Female hydrocele

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The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Copyright © 2023 Malik et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Malik, D., Choudhary, M., Aurora, N., Dhakad, B. Hydrocele of canal of Nuck in adult females – A series of two cases [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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