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2014 Month : September Volume : 3 Issue : 46 Page : 11314-11317

APPENDICULAR ABSCESS TRACKING INTO SCROTUM THROUGH THE PATENT PROCESSUS VAGINALIS IN AN ADULT

Shashidhara P1, Puneetha K2, Seshasayi M3

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Dr. Shashidhara P,
33/1, 1st ‘B’ Cross,
5th Block,
Banashankari 3rd Stage,
Bangalore-560085.
Email: dr.shashi@gmail.com      

ABSTRACT: Urgent surgical exploration of the scrotum of a child or teenager who presents with a painful and swollen scrotum is paramount if testicular torsion should not to be missed. It is extremely rare for a non-scrotal pathology to present with acute scrotal signs. Here we present such a rare case in an adult and emphasize the importance of being aware of this potential clinical pitfall. Abscess formation is a well-known complication of appendicular pathology and it may be intra-abdominal or pelvic. Acute scrotum following an appendicular abscess perforation is very rare.

KEYWORDS: Appendicitis; perforated appendix; acute scrotum; patent processus vaginalis.

 

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