Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of a hydrocele?

Updated: Oct 28, 2020
  • Author: Jacob C Parke, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Few laboratory tests, if any, are warranted specifically for simple hydroceles, communicating or noncommunicating. Concomitant medical conditions may be indications for preoperative laboratory studies. Laboratory studies may be indicated to exclude other surgical or medical conditions that may be in the differential diagnosis.


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