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Acute pancreatitis presenting as acute scrotum
  1. Divya Naresh1 and
  2. Servaise de Kock2
  1. 1Department of Surgery, Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2Department of Surgery, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Divya Naresh; divyanaresh238{at}


Acute pancreatitis can lead to pancreatic and peripancreatic collections that can spread in the retroperitoneum to varying extents based on the severity of the pancreatitis. We present here an unusual case of pancreatitis where the patient presented with an acute scrotum as a result of extension of peripancreatic inflammation to the scrotum.

  • Pancreas and biliary tract
  • Pancreatitis
  • General surgery

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  • Contributors DN and SdK are contributors of this case report. There are no other non-author contributors and group author contributors towards this case report. Furthermore, both DN and SdK fulfilled the criteria of authorship as outlined by ICJME. There is no one else who fulfils the criteria that has been excluded as an author. DN: Primary author of main manuscript draft, conception of case report jointly with SdK conducted literature review and outlined discussion, received consent for case report from patient, critical revision of article, provided final approval of the version to be published. SdK: Surgeon responsible for care of patient discussed in the case report, conception of case report, writing and editing assistance for manuscript, critically revised the manuscript and contributed important intellectual content towards the discussion, provided final approval of the version to be published. SdK and DN are jointly responsible for the overall content as guarantor, and accept full responsibility for the content, revision and finished work.

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