Back to Library

The most common disease of the tunica vaginalis is hydrocele.

The tunica vaginalis and tunica albuginea are invested with mesothelial cells and may be the site of fluid accumulation, inflammation or, uncommonly, tumour formation.

Hydrocele, which is the most common cause of swelling within the scrotum, is the result of fluid accumulating in the cavity bounded by the tunica vaginalis.
Congenital patency of the processus vaginalis may be a cause in childhood, other causes being inflammatory and neoplastic disorders of the testis or epididymis. Blood accumulating in the tunica is termed haematocele.

Benign proliferations of the mesothelial cells lining the tunica may occur. These may be reactive or may form adenomatoid tumours.
Rarely, malignant mesothelioma may develop within the tunica sac.
Interested in translating health topics to somali language!

We give here simplified and accurate information about the disease Info@somalidoc.com

DISCLAIMER: This website is provided for general information and it's run by medical students for medical students only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. We are not responsible or liable for any diagnosis or action made by a user based on the content of this website. We are not liable for the contents of any external websites listed, nor do we endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised on any of the sites. Always consult your own doctor if you are in any way concerned about your health

Advertising | Conditions of use | Privacy policy | Webmaster
Copyright 2007 [
www.somalidoc.com]. All rights reserved.
Revised: 02-11-2014.