2014, Number 5
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2014; 52 (5)
López-Caballero I, Sánchez-Ruvalcaba I, Sánchez-Martinez LC, Hernández- Ordoñez O, Gómez-Lara M, Flores-Carrillo V
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ABSTRACTBackground: Penoscrotal lymphedema (scrotal elephantiasis) is a condition that has been described in areas in which fi lariasis is endemic.
Clinical case: This paper presents a case of a 45-year-old man with idiopathic lymphedema isolated to the scrotum. After acquired causes of lymphedema were ruled out, the patient was treated with scrotectomy and penoscrotal reconstruction. Currently, the patient is receiving followup care without evidence of recurrence.
Conclusion: Penoscrotal lymphedema may cause symptoms of weakness, immobility and emotional disturbance. Surgery procedure provides a satisfactory cosmetical and functional outcome.