LORENZO D. MASSEY, M.D.
To the editor: I have noted with interest the report by Dr. Conn, in the June 1971 issue (p. 943-945), on developing scrotal edema in cirrhotic patients with ascites after abdominal paracentesis, as well as the letters, in the September and November issues, on paracentesis with small needles in carefully prepared patients.
In July 1971 I had a patient with such scrotal edema with abducted legs after paracentesis of the abdomen for the ascites, which was caused by metastatic carcinoma from a lesion of the descending colon. I concluded that the scrotal swelling, following shortly after the abdominal paracentesis, was
MASSEY LD. Scrotal Edema: Beyond Omega. Ann Intern Med. ;76:334–335. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-2-334_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(2):334-335.
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