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West Afr J Med. 2006 Apr-Jun;25(2):159-60.

A case report of scrotal gangrene from snake bite.

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Department of Surgery, University of Iloring Teaching Hospital.


A case of snake bite of the scrotum in a 43-year-old male Fulani farmer cum herdsman is presented. Gangrene of the scrotum developed 4 days after the bite together with an increase in size of the scrotum to about 59cm in circumference. The patient received polyvalent snake anti venom almost 10 hours after the bite. Surgery to excise the gangrenous part, together with multiple longitudinal skin incisions of scrotum and penis were carried out The scrotal size reduced to almost half of the morbid size within 48 hours of surgery.

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