Pneumoscrotum after jejunal perforation: A case report

Travis W. Hill, Lisa D Mills, Christine J. Butts

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Background: Pneumoscrotum is a rare disease entity in which gas is present in the scrotum. It has been described after diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as well as with disease states. The entity itself is a benign condition, but is associated with both incidental and life-threatening conditions. Objectives: We discuss the pathophysiology and associated conditions of pneumoscrotum. Case Report: We report a case of pneumoscrotum after jejunum perforation. Conclusion: Even though pneumoscrotum is a benign, rare condition, its mere presence should signal the possibility of a severe, life-threatening disease process within the peritoneum or retroperitoneum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-282
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • pneumoscrotum
  • small-bowel perforation
  • testicular pain
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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