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Der Urologe

, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 472–476 | Cite as

Penoskrotale Elephantiasis

Diagnostik und Therapieoptionen
  • V. ZugorEmail author
  • R.E. Horch
  • A.P. Labanaris
  • M. Schreiber
  • G.E. Schott
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Zusammenfassung

Die penoskrotale Elephantiasis ist ein Symptom, welches durch lokale, aber auch systemische Störungen verursacht werden kann. Bei reversiblen Veränderungen führen konservative Maßnahmen zum Erfolg. Bei irreversibler penoskrotaler Elephantiasis empfiehlt sich, Exzisionen und Amputationen der betroffenen penoskrotalen Bereiche durchzuführen, um funktionelle Störungen zu beseitigen. Bei allen Formen ist es wichtig, diejenigen Erkrankungen, welche erfahrungsgemäß zur Elephantiasis führen, zu verhüten und zu behandeln. In dieser Arbeit werden Ätiologie, Pathogenese, Diagnostik und die Therapioptionen der penoskrotalen Elephantiasis dargestellt.

Schlüsselwörter

Penoskrotale Elephantiasis Lymphödemdiagnostik Konservative und chirurgische Therapie 

Penoscrotal elephantiasis

Diagnostics and treatment options

Abstract

Penoscrotal elephantiasis is a symptom that can be caused by local but also by systemic disorders. When the changes are reversible, conservative measures such as physical and antiphlogistic approaches lead to success. In cases of irreversible penoscrotal elephantiasis, excision and amputation of the affected penoscrotal areas are recommended to eliminate the functional disturbances. In all manifestations it is important to prevent and treat those diseases known to cause elephantiasis.

Keywords

Penoscrotal elephantiasis Diagnostics of lymphedema Conservative and surgical treatment 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Zugor
    • 1
    Email author
  • R.E. Horch
    • 2
  • A.P. Labanaris
    • 3
  • M. Schreiber
    • 1
  • G.E. Schott
    • 1
  1. 1.Urologische Klinik mit PoliklinikFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenDeutschland
  2. 2.Plastisch und Handchirurigsche AbteilungUniversitätsklinikumErlangenDeutschland
  3. 3.Martha-Maria-Nürnberg, Urologische KlinikNürnbergDeutschland

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