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Infantile hydrocele

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Anatomical Abnormality
SNOMED CT: Infantile hydrocele (236028000)
HPO: HP:4000038


Infantile Hydrocele is a type pf hydrocele in which the processus vaginalis gets obliterated at the level of the deep inguinal ring. However, the portion distal to it remains patent and allows fluid accumulation. [from HPO]

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