International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 475–478

Acute idiopathic scrotal oedema: Rare disorder or difficult diagnosis?

Authors

  • F. Sasso
    • Department of Surgery, Division of UrologyCatholic University of the Sacred Heart
  • G. Nucci
    • Department of Surgery, Division of UrologyCatholic University of the Sacred Heart
  • F. Palmiotto
    • Department of Surgery, Division of UrologyCatholic University of the Sacred Heart
  • M. Giustacchini
    • Department of Surgery, Division of UrologyCatholic University of the Sacred Heart
  • E. Alcini
    • Department of Surgery, Division of UrologyCatholic University of the Sacred Heart
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02549780

Cite this article as:
Sasso, F., Nucci, G., Palmiotto, F. et al. International Urology and Nephrology (1990) 22: 475. doi:10.1007/BF02549780

Abstract

This study reports our experience in 6 cases of acute idiopathic scrotal oedema. Although children were the primary targets, this pathologic condition was also encountered in adults.

Specific diagnosis of acute idiopathic scrotal oedema, opposed to other causes of scrotal swelling, is based on history, an objective examination, velocimetric Doppler exam and echography. Correct diagnosis is important in order to avoid unnecessary surgery.

We are inclined to consider acute idiopathic scrotal oedema as an allergic disorder and recommend a follow-up within two days.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1990