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Hydrocele repair - series

Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

During development, the scrotal cavity in boys is connected to the abdominal cavity via a structure called the processus vaginalis. The processus vaginalis usually closes at birth, or soon after.

Update Date 10/9/2012

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