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Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck: ultrasound and MRI findings

Authors Soh E, Sheah K, Oon OK

Published 14 February 2011 Volume 2011:4 Pages 15—17

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RMI.S17120

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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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