What is the role of plain abdominal radiography 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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Answer

Plain radiography may be useful for distinguishing an acute hydrocele from an incarcerated hernia. Gas overlying the groin may indicate an incarcerated hernia.


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