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CASE REPORT
Acute scrotum in setting of acute pancreatitis
  1. Akshay Sood1,2,
  2. Daniel Cole1,
  3. Shaheen Alanee1
  1. 1Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  2. 2VCORE | Vattikuti Urology Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Akshay Sood, asood1{at}hfhs.org

Summary

Acute scrotum is a urologic emergency with many aetiologies. Acute scrotum in setting of acute pancreatitis is a rare occurrence and results from an effusion of pancreatic juices into the inguinal canal along a retroperitoneal tract. Knowledge regarding the existence of this obscure condition is essential for its diagnosis. It is thus important for medical professionals, particularly internists, surgical trainees and emergency physicians, to be aware of the condition and the options for its management.

  • pancreatitis
  • general practice / family medicine
  • groin pain
  • urological surgery
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  • Contributors Conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data: AS, SA. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content: AS, DC, SA. Final approval of the version published: AS, DC, SA.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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

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