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Type I, a flat ring, covered with peritoneum in the exit to the spermatic cord or the round ligament; type II, a shallow ring with a visible base under an elevated peritoneal fold; and type III, the internal ring was wide and deep, PPV appears to be a hole.
Spermatic cord blockade can serve as both a diagnostic and a therapeutic measure for patients with idiopathic CSP.
Although magnetic resonance examination may show spermatic cord pathology, cord edema, and increased spermatic cord caliber (23), there was no radiographic difference between chronic inguinal pain and dysejaculatory patients.
A postoperative biopsy showed a pure embryonal carcinoma with invasion of the spermatic cord and necrosis of more than 50% of its surface.
The epididymis showed moderate chronic inflammatory changes with cystic dilation of ducts and no evidence of spermatogenesis; no pathologic features could be found in the surrounding soft tissue and the spermatic cord. Immunohistochemical staining for smooth muscle actin was diffusely positive within the tumor; S100 was only expressed in dendritic cells.
There are few reports of liposarcomas arising in the inguinal canal or spermatic cord, some of them representing a direct extension from an intraabdominal location [3, 4].
A Pfannenstiel incision was made, and the planes were dissected exposing the left spermatic cord. The orthopedic team then performed a gentle open reduction of the pubic diastasis taking care to ensure that the bladder and urethra were not incarcerated.
One of the common causes is varicocele, which is basically mass of varicose veins in the spermatic cord, and which needs surgery for sperm extraction.
It also shows that testicular ischemia can occur in the absence of a twisted spermatic cord, thereby underscoring the requirement for evaluating the testis in the setting of an incarcerated inguinal hernia.
The word torsion comes from the Latin tortus, meaning "to twist." Any degree of twisting of the spermatic cord, which transports sperm from the epididymis, can cause sudden, severe pain often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and scrotal edema.
He modified the original Bassini's technique of hernia repair by repairing the external oblique aponeurosis beneath the spermatic cord. According to the positioning of spermatic cord, Halsted did two types of herniorrhaphy--Halsted I, the cord is under the skin and in Halsted II it is under the repair.