Urology Annals
About UA | Search | Ahead of print | Current Issue | Archives | Instructions | Online submissionLogin 
Urology Annals
  Editorial Board | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact
Users Online: 385   Home Print this page  Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 88-90

New compression mechanism in penile-scrotal lymphedema and sexual rehabilitation

1 Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of São José do Rio Preto-FAMERP, Brazil
2 Department of Urology in Medicine, School of São José do Rio Preto-FAMERP, Brazil
3 Physiotherapist, Lato-Sensu Post Graduation Course on Lymphovenous Rehabilitation (FAMERP); Clinica Godoy, Brazil
4 Occupational Therapist, Professor of the Stricto-Sensu Post Graduation in Medicine School of São Jose do Rio Preto-FAMERP, researcher of Clínica Godoy, São Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy
Avenida Constituição 1306, São Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil, CEP: 15025-120
Login to access the Email id

DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.127025

PMID: 24669133

Rights and Permissions

The objective of this study is to describe a new compression mechanism in the treatment of lymphedema of the penis and scrotum and the ensuing sexual rehabilitation. The patient, a 58-year-old man, had edema of the penile and scrotal region as a result of surgery of the pancreas and spleen and chemotherapy. The patient complained of pain, discomfort, and difficulties to walk and urinate. A clinical diagnosis of lymphedema of the penis and scrotum was reached. Treatment involved the continuous use of a cotton-polyester compression garment for the region together with thorough hygiene skin care. The swelling reduced significantly within a week to almost a normal aspect which was accompanied by clinical improvements of the symptoms. The reduction in penile edema allowed sexual rehabilitation even though erectile dysfunction required the use of a specific medication (sildenafil). In conclusion, simple and low-cost options can improve lymphedema of the penis and scrotum and allow sexual rehabilitation.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded641    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal