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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 275257, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/275257
Case Report

Infected Hydrocele of the Canal of Nuck

1Division of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, 123 Muscat, Oman
2Department of Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, P.O. Box 3050, Doha, Qatar
3Department of Surgery, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, 123 Muscat, Oman

Received 12 September 2013; Accepted 7 November 2013

Academic Editors: G. Kara Gedik, B. Rekhi, and F. Sanguedolce

Copyright © 2013 Parkash Mandhan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck in children is rare. It may present as incarcerated inguinal hernia and necessitates emergency exploration. Risk of infection in hydrocele of the canal of nuck is very rare. We present a case report of a 5-year-old girl who presented with a left tender inguinolabial region swelling with fever, tachycardia, and mild dehydration. The clinical features were suggestive of strangulated left inguinal hernia and further imaging and surgical exploration revealed it to be an infected hydrocele of the canal of Nuck. High ligation and hydrocelectomy were performed. Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck in a female child presenting with an inguinal swelling should be considered in differential diagnosis.