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The surgical approach in huge scrotal lymphedema

Hiren Dahyabhai Parmar.

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Abstract
Introduction: Giant Scrotal Lymphoedema is a rare disease. Such Scrotal elephantiasis presents multiple problems both to the patient as well as the treating clinician obstruction, aplasia, or hypoplasia of the lymphatic vessels. The most common cause worldwide is lymphatic Filariasis. Case history: I present a case where the resected scrotal tissue weighed 30kg which is one of the largest so far mentioned in literatures. The lymphedema was progressive over 15 years duration and the testes were not palpable with the penis deeply buried. Discussion: There is no effective medical treatment for filariasis. There are different surgical methods for scrotal filariasis in the literature. In this case, the patient was treated by Modified Charles procedure. Conclusion: Once fibrosis sets in resectional therapy will be needed in most cases. Successful reduction scrotoplasty with acceptable cosmetic results can be obtained in giant scrotal lymphedemas weighing as large as 30kg as in my case.

Key words: Filariasis, Huge scrotal lymphedema, Modified Charles procedure.



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