Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018 , Vol 27 , Issue 2
Genital lymphedema: A case report
Esra Doğru1, Fatma Duman1
1Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Yüksekokulu, Hatay, Türkiye DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2016-50106 Lymphedema is the accumulation of interstitial fluid rich in proteins in the skin and subcutaneous tissues. A 13-year-old boy was admitted to our clinic with the complaint of edema in both lower extremities and scrotum. His medical history revealed that he was diagnosed with primary lymphedema when he was one year old. Left lower extremity and scrotal lymphatic drainage and bandaging were made. The patient was advised to wear compression stockings to his right lower extremity until the end of the treatment. At the first stage, manual lymph drainage was applied to reduce edema, and skin care and bandages were applied, while in the second stage, treatment was supported with compression stockings. A significant and rapid reduction in edema was obtained after 12 treatment sessions. When the circumference measurements before and after treatment were evaluated, an improvement was observed, particularly in the scrotum. Keywords : Lower extremity; lymphedema; scrotal lymphedema