Pediatric Hydrocele and Hernia Surgery Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 23, 2022
  • Author: Joseph Ortenberg, MD; Chief Editor: Marc Cendron, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Retractile testis
  • Epididymitis or orchitis
  • Scrotal trauma (eg, scrotal hematoma, hematocele, testicular rupture)
  • Inguinal lymphadenitis
  • Tumors of the testis (benign or malignant)
  • Tumors of the spermatic cord (eg, rhabdomyosarcoma)

Differential Diagnoses