Author(s): García-Tutor E, Botellé del Hierro J, San Martín Maya A, Castro García J, España A, Fernández Montero J, Robles García JE
Penoscrotal lymphedema is a rare disease in the developed countries, although it is relatively frequent in tropical countries. The most common cause is filariasis, although in our practice usually is associate to neoplasic and inflammatory processes, surgery, radiotherapy, hidroelectrolitic disbalances and idiopathic. We present a 22 years old patient with penoscrotal lymphedema due to hidradenitis suppurativa. After unsuccessful medical treatment, was performed a total excision of the penile skin and subcutaneous tissue to Buck’s fascia. Split thickness skin grafts were used to cover the defect. Even medical management of penoscrotal lymphedema is not effective for most patients, surgery is a safe and effective procedure that gives excellent functional and cosmetic results.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Actas urologicas espanolas
Journal Abbreviation: Actas Urol Esp
Journal Date Published: 2005-07-14
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16013800
Lasted Revision: 2006-11-15
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).