A Case Study of Contralateral Occurrence after Unilateral Repair of Hydrocele in Children

소아의 일측 음낭수종 교정술 후 반대측 발생의 치험 1례

  • Kim, Eun Jin (Department of Pediatrics, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongguk University) ;
  • Min, Sang Yeon (Department of Pediatrics, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongguk University) ;
  • Kim, Jang Hyun (Department of Pediatrics, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongguk University)
  • 김은진 (동국대학교 한의과대학 소아과학교실) ;
  • 민상연 (동국대학교 한의과대학 소아과학교실) ;
  • 김장현 (동국대학교 한의과대학 소아과학교실)
  • Received : 2015.01.23
  • Accepted : 2015.02.09
  • Published : 2015.02.28


Objectives Hydrocele is a common disease found in pediatrics and is usually treated by hydrocelectomy, and even after the unilateral repair of hydrocele, it has been reported that the contralateral hydrocele still occurs in 5.4-12.5%. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to conduct a case study of contralateral hydrocele treated by Oryeong-san and Bangkeehwangkee-tang (五苓散 合 防己黃芪湯). Methods A patient diagnosed with San Syndrome (Su-San) (水疝) was administered Oryeong-san and Bangkeehwangkee-tang (五苓散 合 防己黃芪湯). Results The sizes of hydrocele and symptoms were reduced. Conclusions In the case of contralateral occurrence after unilateral repair of hydrocele in children, it is better to select a safer treatment than operation considering other possible complications. In this report, we have proven that Oryeong-san and Bangkeehwangkee-tang (五苓散 合 防己黃芪湯) can be very effective in reducing the size of hydrocele, improving symptoms and preventing recurrence.


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