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Autops Case Rep. 2016 Mar 30;6(1):57-61. doi: 10.4322/acr.2016.026. eCollection 2016 Jan-Mar.

Giant lymphedema of the penis and scrotum: a case report.

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Urology Oncologist - Surgical Oncologists from the Caribbean - Clinic of Sun, Barranquilla - Colombia .
Urology Department - Evaristo García University Hospital - University of Valle, Cali - Colombia.; Cochrane Group, Cali - Colombia.
General Medicine - University Libre, Cali - Colombia .


Lymphedema of the penis and scrotum is a rare entity characterized by enlargement of the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the genital region due to lymphatic drainage impairment. This clinical condition is more frequent in tropical countries due to a higher incidence of filariasis, which, in turn, is the main etiology. We describe the case of a 33-year-old man with large lymphedema of the scrotum and penis due to an acute and chronic inflammatory process, foreign body granuloma, and marked hyalinization. Four consecutive surgical interventions were necessary to remove the great part of the affected tissue, which enabled satisfactory results and improved the patient's quality of life.


Filariasis; Lymphedema; Penile Diseases; Scrotum

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