Assessment of the patients suffering from hydrocele in IGIMS, Patna
Dr. Bijay Kumar, Dr. Sukumar Jha
Hydrocele is one of the commonest diseases occurring worldwide. Since olden days surgical procedures have been described for the treatment of hydrocele. The surgical procedures commonly used for the treatment of hydrocele is the radical operation in which the parietal layer of the tunica vaginalis is completely removed and its cut edges are sutured posteriorly. Hence the present study was planned to assess the clinical profile of the Hydrocele in the patients referred to the IGIMS Patna. The present study was planned on the 25 patients diagnosed with the Hydrocele in General Surgery Dept, IGIMS, Patna from Jun 2008 to Nov 2008. In all the cases, routine investigations were done which included hemogram, random blood sugar, blood for TC, DC, ESR, scrotal ultrasound. The data generated from the present study suggest that the diagnosis and treatment of hydrocele are relatively simple and less complicated the number of patients with hydrocele is high in communities. The social stigma, ignorance, poverty, lack of awareness and lack of health care facilities in areas are the common causes of late presentation. Hence awareness about hydrocele should be spread among the rural populations and they should be encouraged to avail early medical attention.