Surgical Management of Idiopathic Scrotal Elephantiasis: A Rare Case Report

Authors

  • Arif Ali Department of Urology and Transplantation, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Ayesha Khan Department of Urology and Transplantation, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Farooque Ahmed Department of Urology and Transplantation, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Shahzad Ali Department of Urology and Transplantation, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Pakistan.

Keywords:

Scrotal elephantiasis, Lymphedema, Non-caseating granulomatous inflammation, Infectious etiology, Fibrosis, Hyperplasia

Abstract

Abstract: Etiologically, massive scrotal lymphedema can be either congenital or acquired. Congenital is further divided into different types while the predominant variety in the acquired category includes infectious etiology. We present a case of a 35-year-old male presented with the complaint of scrotal swelling for 3 years. Blood tests for filarial, chlamydia, and tuberculosis were unremarkable. Excision of excessive scrotal skin was done and sent for biopsy. The wound was partially closed, and the remaining was left for healing by secondary intention. The biopsy report showed non-caseating granulomatous inflammation with no significant lymph node involvement.

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Published

2024-03-11

How to Cite

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Ali A, Khan A, Ahmed F, Ali S. Surgical Management of Idiopathic Scrotal Elephantiasis: A Rare Case Report. Nat J Health Sci [Internet]. 2024Mar.11 [cited 2024Apr.13];9(1):61-3. Available from: https://ojs.njhsciences.com/index.php/njhs/article/view/537

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Case Report