Genital lymphangioma with recurrent cellulitis in men

David L. Swanson

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Abstract

Background: Lymphangioma circumscriptum rarely occurs on the penis. This report describes a patient observed in private practice who presented with recurrent unexplained cellulitis of the penis for whom this diagnosis was not initially apparent. Methods: Diagnosis of lymphangiom a in this patient resulted in a retrospective records review of the Mayo Clinic experience with patients who had genital lymphangioma and cellulitis. Results: Six other male patients with recurrent cellulitis complicating genital lymphangioma were identified. Five of these six patients were managed with antibiotic prophylaxis. Conclusions: Compromised lymphatic drainage should be suspected in male patients with otherwise unexplained penile swelling or cellulitis. These patients usually require long-term antibiotic prophylaxis for recurrent infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)800-804
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Dermatology
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2006

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Lymphangioma
Cellulitis
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Penis
Private Practice
Drainage
Infection

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Genital lymphangioma with recurrent cellulitis in men. / Swanson, David L.

In: International Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 45, No. 7, 07.2006, p. 800-804.

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Swanson, David L. / Genital lymphangioma with recurrent cellulitis in men. In: International Journal of Dermatology. 2006 ; Vol. 45, No. 7. pp. 800-804.
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