Massive penoscrotal and bilateral lower limb lymphedema in a young African: a case report

Introduction

Lymphedema is a challenging disorder characterised by swelling and fibrosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissue due to obstruction of the lymphatic drainage. The penoscrotal area is sometimes affected with untoward clinical and psychosocial effect on both patients and relatives. Rarely, the external genitalia and the extremities may both be affected as seen in our index patient.

Case report

We report the case of a 23-year-old man with massive penoscrotal lymphedema and bilateral lower limb lymphedema who had surgical excision and reconstruction with the remnant normal tissue.

Conclusion

Massive penoscrotal lymphedema with bilateral lower limb lymphedema is a rare occurrence and very few has been reported in the literature especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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