Testicular tumor is a tumor in the male scrotum, as a rule, it has a malignant nature.
The main cause of the disease is genetic predisposition. The risk of developing a testicular tumor increases to 17 times in the case of cryptorchidism. It is a condition, in which due to intrauterine development the testicles do not descend into the scrotum from the abdominal cavity, where it forms. There are 3 times more likely to get testicular cancer in patients who have undergone surgery for inguinal hernia.
Hydrocele is a disease in which an excess amount of serous fluid accumulates in the membranes of the testicle, it leads to increasing of the scrotum.
The disease occurs quite often and is observed at any age. It occurs in newborns due to the presence of a channel, which communicates the abdominal cavity with the scrotum. Hydrocele in children is often combined with an inguinal hernia. The disease also occurs as a result of various injuries, inflammations. Also it may appear after surgery to remove an inguinal hernia or varicose veins of the testicle (varicocele).
Varicose veins (varicocele) arises due to increasing of pressure in the veins that forming the oviform plexus of the testicle. The word "varicocele" is derived from the latin "varix" - venous node and the greek "kele" -tumor, which together can be interpreted as a "tumor" of the venous nodes.