Scrotal abscess extending into the inguinal canal: A rare complication of multipl myeloma

Fuat Ozkan, Bulent Altinoluk, Sefa Resim, Mustafa Eren, Nazim Kankilic
2011 Turkish Journal of Hematology  
Infectious complications play a major role in the course of multiple myeloma and often lead to death [1, 2] . We report a rare case of multiple myeloma with a scrotal abscess extending into the inguinal region 1 month after completing the first cycle of chemotherapy. A 52-year-old male with multiple myeloma presented to our emergency department due to abrupt swelling of the right side of his scrotum. Genitourinary examination showed a mass on the right side of the scrotum. The area was mildly
more » ... e area was mildly erythematous and the mass extended into the right groin. Scrotal skin necrosis and decubitus ulcers were not noted. Complete blood count results were as follows: white blood cell count: 15.4×10 9 /L (with 93% segmented neutrophils); Hb: 11 g/dL; Hct: 33.4 %. Biochemical blood test results were normal. Scrotal ultrasonography showed a large fluid collection involving the right scrotal sac that extended into the right inguinal canal. In order to observe the extent of the collection the patient underwent computed tomography (CT), which showed a 13×6×7-
doi:10.5152/tjh.2011.93 pmid:27264595 fatcat:6axrlxcjifegtnivzomhyi6wq4