BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.11.2011.5128
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Isolated penile lymphoedema: surgical management

  1. Rakesh Biswas2
  1. 1Department of General Surgery, People’s College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre Bhopal, Bhopal, India
  2. 2Department of Medicine, People’s College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Rakesh Biswas, rakesh7biswas{at}


Lymphoedema is an abnormal collection of interstitial lymph fluid due to either congenital maldevelopment of the lymphatics or secondary obstruction. Primary penile lymphoedema is a rare occurrence. Its incidence account for approximately 1:60,000 live births.1 Generally it involves the lower limbs, but rarely the genitalia.2 3We report a case of primary isolated penile lymphoedema in an 8-year-old boy. The child had large penis, which was gradually progressive in size since last 3 years. There was no history of trauma or infection or any other cause of secondary lymphoedema. The child had no significant finding …

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