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 0 , Vol 0 , Issue 0
Genital Lenfödem
Esra DOĞRU1, Fatma DUMAN1
1Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Yüksekokulu, Hatay DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2016-50106 Lymphedema is accumulation of interstitial fluid rich in proteins in the skin and the subcutaneous tissues. A 13-year-old boy admitted to our clinic with the complaint of edema in both lower extremities and scrotum. The patient had been diagnosed with primary lymphedema before the age of 1. Left lower extremity and scrotal lymphatic drainage, and bandaging was made. He 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 applie. In the second phase, treatment was supported with compression stockings. A significant and fast reduction in edema was obtained after 12 treatment sessions. When circumference measurements before and after treatment were taken into consideration, it was seen that improvement was obtained particularly in the scrotum. Keywords : Lymphedema; scrotal lymphedema; lower extremity