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Acquired scrotal lymphangiectasia, a long-term sequela of penile carcinoma: diagnosis an enigma
  1. Jyoti Mohan Tosh1,
  2. Rashmi Jindal2,
  3. Ankur Mittal1 and
  4. Vikas Kumar Panwar1
  1. 1Department of Urology, AIIMS Rishikesh, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ankur Mittal; departmenturologyaiimsrksh{at}


Acquired lymphangiectasia is an unique entity encountered by an urologist which is marked by occlusion of lymphatics associated with abnormal permanent dilation of cutaneous lymphatics. There is presence of thin-walled ectatic vessels in the superficial and mid dermis, which develops later in life. Trauma, infection, radiation or surgery are important causes of this rare aetiology. Diagnosis is always demanding, as it closely resembles many benign aetiology. Meticulous decision-making and appropriate treatment should be chosen for the management.

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  • dermatological
  • urological cancer
  • urological surgery

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  • Contributors JMT: Manuscript writing. RJ: Collected data. AM: Manuscript editing. VKP: Critically reviewed the study.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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