Treatise on the Hydrocele, on Sarcocele, or Cancer, and Other Diseases of the Testes
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1794. Excerpt: ... SECTION III. Of the Bydrocele of the Tunica Vag'malis Tejlis, When treating of the anatomy of these parts, I had occasion to remark, that, in a state of health, an aqueous secretion is always found in the tunica vaginalis; the principal use of which seems to be, to lubricate, and keep the surface of the testicle soft and easy. In a state of health, ' this fluid is absorbed by the lymphatics of the part; its place being supplied by a fresh secretion; but, in disease, it frequently happens, either that the secretion of this fluid is morbidly increased, or the powers of the absorbing vessels of the part are diminished. The The effect of either of these causes must be, to induce a preternatural collection in the cavity of the vaginal coat; and thus the variety of hydrocele is produced that we are now to consider. The symptoms induced by it are these: A lost colourless tumor is at first perceived at $he inferior point of the testicle; it is chiefly remarkable when the patient is erect: it excites no pajn, and it does not become less by pressure. The shape of the tumor is at first nearly globular; t afterwards becomes more pyramidal, being larger below thaa above: As it advances in sije, it becomes proportionally more tense, and the natural rugae pf the scrotum less perceptible. For a considerable time, it does not extend farther than the usual boundaries of the scrotum; but, on longer continuance, it advances to &e abdominal muscles; so that, although D ut) )& in the early periods of the disease, the spermatic cord may be distinctly felt; in its more advanced state, it cannot be distinguished. Before arriving at this height, the weight of the tumor is for the most part considerable, by-which the skin of the contiguous parts is dragged so much downwards, as to m..