Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2013;32(3): 198-201.
Hydrocele of the Canal of Nuck: Sonographic and CT Appearances.
Bo Yong Chung, Seon Jeong Min, Dae Hyun Hwang
1Department of Radiology, Hallym Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University of Korea, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University of Korea, Korea. msj312@hanmail.net
  Published online: September 30, 2013.
ABSTRACT
The Canal of Nuck is the portion of the processus vaginalis within the inguinal canal in women. A hydrocele of the Canal of Nuck is equivalent to an encysted hydrocele of the spermatic cord in men. Little about this rare condition in the adult female patient has been reported in the literature. In this paper, we report on a case of hydrocele of the Canal of Nuck in a 30-year-old female. The diagnosis was made based on sonography and CT, and then confirmed during surgery. Although rare, a hydrocele of the Canal of Nuck must be included in the differential diagnosis of a groin lump in female patients.
Keywords: Hydrocele; Canal of nuck; Sonography; Computed tomography
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