N43.0: Encysted hydrocele

Fluid has accumulated around your spermatic cord.

There are two testicles. The testicles hang outside the body in a sheath of skin. That is the scrotum. The spermatic cord goes from the scrotum into the pelvis through the groin. The spermatic cord contains the spermatic duct (vas deferens), blood vessels and nerves. During climax, the spermatic duct carries the sperm outside the body.

Fluid has accumulated around your spermatic cord.

There may be various reasons for the accumulation of fluid, for example if a testicle is damaged or inflamed.

The accumulated fluid can cause the affected testicle to become swollen.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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