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What causes ductus vaginalis with hydrocele?

Hi, after having a ultrasound at the emergency department my son is 18 months old has presented with Patent ductus vaginalis with a small hydrocele. We were sent home to monitor and an appointment was made to see a surgeon. What are the chances of this correctly itself or will surgery be required.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016
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Patent vaginalis with small hydrocele can be there in more than 50 percent of normal infant.In most of the cases it gets resolved by 12 months and in rest by 18 months to 2 years of age.Surgery should be deferred till 2 yesrs of age and a chance is to be given to let it gets closed by itself.
I would suggest you get an opinion from a surgeon and keep him in follow up.
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What causes ductus vaginalis with hydrocele?

Hello Patent vaginalis with small hydrocele can be there in more than 50 percent of normal infant.In most of the cases it gets resolved by 12 months and in rest by 18 months to 2 years of age.Surgery should be deferred till 2 yesrs of age and a chance is to be given to let it gets closed by itself. I would suggest you get an opinion from a surgeon and keep him in follow up. Regards