Scroto-perineal hidradenitis suppurativa complicated by giant scrotal elephantiasis

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Alharbi B, Shlash A, Bedaiwi K, Hooti QA, Almohaisen A, Shlash S, Said M

Scrotal elephantiasis has been a recognized complication of inguinal node irradiation, filarial infection, tumor involvement and surgical lymphatic destruction, but has rarely been reported in association with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). HS, also known as acne inversa, is a chronic and often debilitating disease primarily affecting the axillae, inframammary regions and perineum. The location of the lesions may lead to social embarrassment and failure to seek medical treatment. Scroto-preineal HS complicated by scrotal elephantiasis is a distressing disease. Excisional surgery with reconstruction is the recommended treatment with a high likelihood of good outcome. We present a 38-year-old male patient with long-standing scroto-perineal HS complicated by giant scrotal elephantiasis.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Urology annals
Journal Abbreviation: Urol Ann
Journal Date Published: 2015-04-03

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 25837812
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2017-02-20

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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