Giant lymphedema of the penis and scrotum: a case report


  • Franklin Vives Clinic of Sun, Barranquilla. Surgical Oncologists from the Caribbean. Urology Oncologist
  • Herney Andrés García-Perdomo University of Valle, Cali. Evaristo García University Hospital. Urology Department - Cochrane Group, Cali
  • Ginna Marcela Ocampo-Flórez University Libre, Cali. General Medicine



Filariasis, Lymphedema, Penile Diseases, Scrotum


Lymphedema of the penis and scrotum is a rare entity characterized by enlargement of the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the genital region due to lymphatic drainage impairment. This clinical condition is more frequent in tropical countries due to a higher incidence of filariasis, which, in turn, is the main etiology. We describe the case of a 33-year-old man with large lymphedema of the scrotum and penis due to an acute and chronic inflammatory process, foreign body granuloma, and marked hyalinization. Four consecutive surgical interventions were necessary to remove the great part of the affected tissue, which enabled satisfactory results and improved the patient’s quality of life


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Vives, F., García-Perdomo, H. A., & Ocampo-Flórez, G. M. (2016). Giant lymphedema of the penis and scrotum: a case report. Autopsy and Case Reports, 6(1), 57-61.



Article / Clinical Case Report