Original article| Volume 16, ISSUE 1, P78-80, April 1932

Elephantiasis of the scrotum

Operative technique
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      The operative procedure for elephantiasis of the scrotum is described. The most important feature is the position of the patient on the table. The patient lies on a horizontal table with his legs hanging over the sides and his feet supported on chairs. Rolling the tumor to the opposite side gives good exposure and obviates handling or lifting the tumor. The penis and testes are dissected out through an incision over the pubis and the operation is usually completed without cutting into elephantoid tissues.
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