Hydrocele Formation

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Hydrocele Formation
Three variants of hydrocele formation in the inguinal canal of a male infant are shown.
Cyst formation:
Irregular closing of the processus vaginalis leads to formation of a cyst in the inguinal canal of a male infant.
Hydrocele, noncommunicating:
Irregular closing of the processus vaginalis leads to formation of a noncommunicating hydrocele of the tunica vaginalis in the male infant.
Hydrocele, communicating:
Failure of the obliteration of the processus vaginalis leads to formation of a communicating hydrocele of the tunica vaginalis in the male infant.
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