Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck: ultrasound and MRI findings
Edmund Soh1, Kenneth Sheah2, Keh Oon Ong1
1Department of Radiology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore; 2Radlink Diagnostic Imaging, Paragon Medical, Singapore
Abstract: Hydrocele (or cyst) of the canal of Nuck is rare and usually presents as a nontender groin mass. Imaging is useful in evaluation, and the diagnosis is suggested if a cystic lesion is found within the inguinal canal. We report the ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of a hydrocele of the canal of Nuck, with MRI demonstrating a multiseptated cystic structure.
Keywords: inguinal region, hydroceles, ultrasound diagnosis
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