Urology Case Reports
Pneumoscrotum and subcutaneous emphysema make for impressive findings on examination and imaging. With ranging etiologies, thorough investigation into the source is essential to rule out potentially life threatening situations. We present a 31-year-old man with pneumoscrotum and extensive subcutaneous emphysema of his penis, abdomen, and perineum. History and physical exam didn't reveal a clear cause and he subsequently underwent surgical exploration showing no soft tissue infection. On post-operative day 1, he remained clinically stable and was discharged. Despite the usual benign nature of pneumoscrotum, full assessment is necessary to identify possible underlying conditions of significant morbidity and mortality.
Raffin, Eric; Tundo, Gina; and Schroek, Florian, "Pneumoscrotum With Extensive Penile and Abdominal Subcutaneous Emphysema: A Case Report of Uncertain Etiology" (2017). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 2802.