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Clin Case Rep. 2018 Jun 17;6(8):1485-1487. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.1594. eCollection 2018 Aug.

Pneumoscrotum after colorectal surgery: A case report.

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Department of Surgery University Hospital of Basel Basel Switzerland.
Department of Urology University Hospital of Basel Basel Switzerland.


Pneumoscrotum is a very rare complication. Currently, very little evidence-based medicine exists on treatment guidelines. We think a prophylactic antibiotic course and a 48 hours in hospital observation are justified in these rare cases.


complications in colorectal surgery; infection; pneumoscrotum; proctoscopy

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