Question:

Choose the correct statement: - Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck
1. Is mostly observed in males.
2. Is a common occurrence in females.
3. Is formed due to fluid collection in the femoral canal.
4. Is seen in children as well as adults.
5. Is a painful, translucent and reducible swelling.





Answer:

The correct answer for the question "Choose the correct statement: - Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck" is:

4. Is seen in children as well as adults.



Explanation
1. Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck is a disease of females. [Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck (cyst of the canal of Nuck) is the female homologue of hydrocele of the spermatic cord in males and is a rarely encountered entity].

2. It is of rare occurrence in females. [Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck (cyst of the canal of Nuck) is the female homologue of hydrocele of the spermatic cord in males and is a rarely encountered entity].

3. It is formed due to fluid collection in the canal of Nuck. [Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck is the result of fluid collection within the processus vaginalis counterpart in females either due to physiological seepage of intraperitoneal fluid or hypersecretion or underabsorption in the lining epithelium of the distal segment].

4. It occurs mostly in children but cases in adults are known. [Although mostly reported in children population, its presence in adults has been documented].

5. It is a painless, translucent and irreducible swelling. [Clinically, hydrocele of the canal of Nuck may present as a painless, translucent, fluctuating, irreducible swelling in the inguinal area and labium majus].



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Hydrocele of the Canal of Nuck: Value of Radiological Diagnosis
Radiology Case. 2012 Jun; 6(6):18-22


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Hydrocele of the Canal of Nuck: Value of Radiological Diagnosis

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Abstract
Hydrocele of the canal of Nuck (cyst of the canal of Nuck) is the female homologue of hydrocele of the spermatic cord in males and is a rarely encountered entity, mostly diagnosed on the operating table at the time of suspected inguinal hernia surgery, as the clinical presentation usually is subtle and inconclusive. Diagnosis is mainly by ultrasound and has shown varied presentation of the same over the years. We discuss the sonographic findings of a case of hydrocele of the canal of Nuck.






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