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PENILE AND SCROTAL LYMPHEDEMA AS AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF CROHN’S DISEASE: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

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  • W Reitsma
  • M.J Wiegman
  • R.J Damstra

Abstract

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory intestinal disease that primarily causes abdominal pain and diarrhea. We report a male patient who presented with penile and scrotal lymphedema and inguinal fistulas as the first manifestations of Crohn's disease. Extraintestinal or metastatic Crohn's disease initially presenting as genital lymphedema with fistula formation is rare. Skin lesions Crohn's disease typically shown on-caseating, sarcoidal granulomas with numerous foreign body- and Langhans-type multinucleated giant cells, which are separated from intestinal involvement by normal skin. Treatment options are limited and include multi-immunosuppressant medications.

Keywords: Crohn's disease, hidradenitis suppurativa, metastatic Crohn's disease, midline edema, genital edema

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Reitsma, W. & Wiegman, M. & Damstra, R., (2012) “PENILE AND SCROTAL LYMPHEDEMA AS AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF CROHN’S DISEASE: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE”, Lymphology 45(1), 37-41.

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Published on
17 Aug 2012
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