When a child is diagnosed with a spermatocele, it is necessary to perform a surgery for spermatocele treatment . This procedure will remove the spermatocele cyst which is located above the testicle. The young patient will be taken care of by a highly qualified pediatric surgeon, and the procedure will take place in a modern medical infrastructure .


What is spermatocele?

A spermatocele is a condition where fluid builds up above the testicle. While not typically dangerous for a child, it can cause discomfort and pain. In addition, the spermatocele cyst can be aesthetically embarrassing, as the area will look swollen.

Spermatocele can occur at any age and can even be seen in newborns. For  treatment of spermatocele, a procedure is performed by a pediatric surgeon. The purpose of the operation is to remove the spermatocele cyst, thus restoring the bursa to its normal appearance. With this procedure, the various spermatocele symptoms that the child has been suffering from, including painful sensations will be gone. If the procedure is neglected, the lump will continue to grow and the pain will worsen. Thankfully, the procedure for removing a spermatocele is fairly straightforward and uncomplicated.

 However, it must be done by an experienced pediatric surgeon. This procedure needs to be very accurate not to damage any of the vessels near the testicle.

Spermatocele procedure cost

If you want to have a detailed estimate for a spermatocele procedure, do not hesitate to contact us. After studying your file by our pediatric surgeon, you will have a detailed estimate of the intervention with the preparations to be made before traveling to Tunisia.

Spermatocele procedure : Prior to the procedure

It is important to know that in some cases, spermatocele can heal spontaneously, and the procedure is then no longer considered. The doctor will therefore evaluate the child’s situation over time, and after a certain period, he/she may or may not recommend the procedure. The procedure is done at a minimum age of 18 months. A medical visit with the anesthesiologist will be scheduled before the procedure and the child will need to fast the day of surgery.
In some cases, and in order for the pediatrician to confirm the diagnosis, he or she may request additional tests, such as an spermatocele ultrasound, especially if the child has an inguinal hernia. Yet, in most cases, an spermatocele ultrasound is not necessary.

During your pre-operative consultation with the pediatric surgeon, you will receive valuable recommendations to ensure your child is fully prepared for the procedure. This consultation is also the perfect opportunity to thoroughly discuss the intervention with the specialist, covering everything from potential side effects to potential complications.

How is the procedure performed?

The surgery is typically conducted with the use of general anesthesia, although in certain cases, a local anesthesia may be an option. The surgeon initiates the procedure by creating an incision, usually measuring a few centimeters, at the bursa level. He will be able to access the spermatocele cystand remove it, while preserving the spermatic cord.

After the surgeon expertly sutures the incision, the child will require a brief hospital stay. This straightforward procedure is typically completed in under an hour, ensuring a speedy recovery.

Not only is the outcome of this procedure often unsatisfactory, but also puncturing is not taken into account. Furthermore, there is a potential danger of harming the testicle. For all the above mentioned reasons, the best way for spermatocele treatment permanently is with a surgical procedure.

What are the postoperative effects of spermatocele?

Following the procedure, the child may feel some pain. It will mainly come from the area that was incised during the procedure. The surgeon will be able to prescribe a painkiller. The discomfort will decrease as days go by until disappearing completely. The bursa may look swollen for a few days or even a few weeks, but it should gradually regain its normal volume.
A consultation will be scheduled following the procedure usually a few weeks after the medical intervention. This consultation will allow the pediatrician to evaluate the health condition of the child and the healing.
After some months, the scar will become very discreet. It will be necessary to wait a few weeks before the child can resume physical activity. The child will also have to avoid taking a bath for a certain period of time, because it will be necessary to wait until the healing is completely achieved.

What are the possible complications after a spermatocele?

Complications are rare in spermatocele procedure. The child will need to take a break from physical activity for a few weeks until they are fully healed. During this time, they must also refrain from taking baths until their healing is complete.

Spermatocele vs epididymal cyst

Epididymal cysts are cystic masses of the epididymis filled with clear fluid. Spermatocytes resemble epididymal cysts. The only difference is that spermatocele contain fluid and sperm cells. They are usually impossible to distinguish by  physical examination or ultrasound.

Does spermatocele affect fertility?

Sometimes called spermatic cysts, are common. They do not usually reduce fertility.

Can spermatocele cause infertility?

No, spermatoceles does not cause male infertility. However, some spermatoceles treatments can damage reproductive tissue. Surgery has small risks.

Contact and quote request for a spermatocele

If you want to organize a spermatocele procedure for your child in Tunisia with a professional and and experienced agency, trust Tunisia Medical Travel teal. We will assist you step by step in the preparation of your file and in the organization of your stay. Our team is always at your disposal to help you and guide you through the different procedures. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information and to ask for a free and non-binding quote.

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