1995 Volume 86 Issue 12 Pages 1757-1760
(Background) We studied the clinical efficacy of sclerotherapy with injection of 3% polidocanol for hydrocele testis.
(Methods) From July, 1992 to March, 1995 sclerotherapy with single injection of polidocanol was performed for 11 patients with 12 hydrocele testis on an outpatient basis. We instilled 3 or 5ml of 3% polidocanol after complete removal of fluid in the hydrocele testis.
(Results) Complete disappearance on ultrasonography was observed in 75% of the hydrocele testis 6 months after this sclerotherapy. There was neither pain during instillation of 3% polidocanol nor any other complication. Two patients with fluid reaccumulation undertwent hydrocelectomy 16 and 6 months after sclerotherapy, respectively.
(Conclution) This procedure seems to be a safe and useful technique as primary treatment for hydrocele testis.