Recurrent scrotal edema in a patient with radiation enteritis: A case report.

Since its introduction as an alternative treatment technique, radiotherapy has been increasingly used as the medical treatment of choice for patients with malignant tumors. However, radiotherapy is associated with a number of common, well-described side effects, which may compromise the quality of life of the patients. Scrotal edema is an infrequent complication in patients who undergo pelvic irradiation, which is suspected to be due to lymphatic obstruction. An extensive literature search found no previous case report describing this complication in patients receiving pelvic radiotherapy. Herein, we present a case of recurrent scrotal edema in a 59-year-old man with prostate cancer and radiation enteritis. Conservative therapy was applied and was successful in relieving the symptoms. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of scrotal edema in a patient with radiation enteritis.

Molecular and clinical oncology. 2016 Apr 20 [Epub]

Shengxian Fan, Yong Chen, Jian Wang, Wencheng Kong, Yousheng Li

Department of Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210002, P.R. China., Department of Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210002, P.R. China., Department of Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210002, P.R. China., Department of Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210002, P.R. China., Department of Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210002, P.R. China.