Sonographic appearance of canal of Nuck hydrocele

Paritosh C. Khanna, Todd Ponsky, Bradley Zagol, Jeffrey R. Lukish, Bruce M. Markle

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We present a case of a relatively uncommon entity in a 17-year-old girl who presented to the emergency department with right inguinal pain and discomfort. On sonography, she was thought to have a hydrocele of a patent processus vaginalis, although differentials could not be excluded. The hydrocele was subsequently confirmed at surgery. Because this is an uncommonly reported condition, a high index of suspicion must be maintained in the appropriate clinical setting. We present various sonographic appearances and techniques that have been proposed in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-606
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007


  • Adolescent
  • Canalof Nuck
  • Cyst
  • Hydrocele
  • Patent processus vaginalis
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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