An epididymal cyst is a fluid-filled sac which grows at the top end of the testicle. It is benign (ie not caused by cancer). Some men get only one; others get several on both testicles.
The first thing you notice is a lump. Epididymal cysts cause no discomfort and you may be unaware that a small one is present unless it gets larger.
Surgical removal may be necessary if they become painful or don’t start to shrink.
Sclerotherapy used to be performed as an alternative to surgery. It involves injecting the cyst with a liquid called a sclerosant. However, it is not often done these days as the cyst frequently grows back.
Laser treatment, Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra has developed this novel treatment. Makes a small incision in the skin of the scrotum, introduces a laser fiber which drains the cyst contents and through a heat process. It produces the collapse and adhesion of the walls of the cyst.
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