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Surgical treatment in a case of giant scrotal lymphedema.
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PMID:  21399245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Scrotal lymphedema (SL) is a rare clinical pathology with multiple etiologies. We report a case of idiopathic giant scrotal lymphedema and review the existing medical literature in Medline from the last ten years. METHODS: We report the case of a male patient with a giant scrotal lymphedema (43×40 cm) of unknown etiology developed over four years. RESULTS: The patient was treated by scrotal excision and reconstruction with skin graft plasty, with a successful result. CONCLUSIONS: Scrotal Lymphedema is a rare entity, especially in industrialized countries. If the lymphedema is severe, surgery is the most appropriate therapeutic option, whatever the cause is. Complete resection up to healthy tissue and surgical reconstruction is the choice. Thin skin grafts are necessary for reconstruction when it affects the entire scrotum.
Authors:
Emilio Rubio Hidalgo; Antonio López García-Moreno; Elena Buendía González; Antonio Sampietro Crespo; Blanca Arce Casado; Javier De La Fuente Núñez
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archivos espanoles de urologia     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1576-8260     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0064757     Medline TA:  Arch Esp Urol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  121-124     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Urology Department.Hospital Virgen de la Salud. Complejo Hospitalario de Toledo. Toledo. Spain.
Vernacular Title:
Tratamiento quirúrgico en un caso de linfedema escrotal gigante.
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