35 year old Zahirul Hoque, Auto Rickshaw driver diagnosed with Hydrocele, on 7/4/2010 got his hydrocelectomy Surgery. Zahirul is among the 12 patients of July, 2010, who received free surgery from Nurture, financed by the the nonprofit organization, Touching Souls International. His operation was done by Surgeon Dr. M.A. Kashem and Aneasthologist Dr. Kawser Ahmed.
A hydrocele is a collection of serous fluid between the two layers of the tunica vaginalis which normally surrounds the testis. This is the most common benign cause of scrotal swelling and has been estimated to occur in as many as 1 percent of the adult male population.
In older men, any process that acts to stimulate increased production of serous fluid (e.g., tumor, inflammation, trauma) by the tunica or decreases the resorption of this fluid (e.g., inguinal surgery) by the scrotal lymphatics or venous system will result in the formation of a hydrocele.
A hydrocele typically isn’t dangerous and usually doesn’t affect fertility. However, it may be associated with an underlying testicular condition that may cause serious complications:
* Infection or tumor. Either may reduce sperm production or function.
* Inguinal hernia. A loop of intestine could become trapped in the weak point in the abdominal wall (strangulated), a life-threatening condition.
For adult males as well, hydroceles often go away on their own. A hydrocele requires treatment only if it gets large enough to cause discomfort or disfigurement. Then it may need to be removed.
Surgical excision (hydrocelectomy) is one of the treatment approaches. Removal of a hydrocele may be performed on an outpatient basis using general or spinal anesthesia. The surgeon may make an incision in the scrotum or lower abdomen to remove the hydrocele. If a hydrocele is discovered during surgery to repair an inguinal hernia, your doctor may remove it even if it’s causing you no discomfort.
Zahirul was suffering from hydrocele for many months. The amount of money he earns, hardly he could maintain his living expenses. After getting his free surgery in Nurture, financed by the nonprofit organization, Touching Souls International, he got so much relief from his continuous discomfort of hydrocele.
Every month Touching Souls International provides finance to carry out 10 free surgical operations on Hydrosil, Hernia, Piles, Tumor, at Nurture General Hospital by hired Surgeons & Anesthetists and Nurture’s operation theater, Nurture’s Hospital facilities, Nurses & other paramedics and free beds.
Under Mother-care services, Touching Souls International, the nonprofit organization provides finance to carry out 2 free surgical operations in each month on hysterectomy by senior Gynecological surgeon/Consultant, Anesthesiologist for operation & supply of Medicine for operation. Nurture provides O.T. services, duty Doctor’s Nurses, Paramedics etc. and free bed.