Wednesday 29 June 2022 05:39 PM 72-year-old baffled by his 'whistling scrotum' after discovering air was ... trends now

Wednesday 29 June 2022 05:39 PM 72-year-old baffled by his 'whistling scrotum' after discovering air was ... trends now
Wednesday 29 June 2022 05:39 PM 72-year-old baffled by his 'whistling scrotum' after discovering air was ... trends now

Wednesday 29 June 2022 05:39 PM 72-year-old baffled by his 'whistling scrotum' after discovering air was ... trends now

The man with the... whistling scrotum? 72-year-old was baffled by the hissing noise coming from his genitals only to discover it was leaking out of an open wound Elderly man came to A&E with the bizarre injury and with a shortness of breath The air was coming from a hole in his scrotum left behind from previous surgery  US medics found this was actually air escaping from the man's collapsed lungs  

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A man who heard a 'hissing' noise coming from his genitals has become the first person in the world to be diagnosed with 'whistling scrotum'.

The unidentified 72-year-old went to an emergency department in Ohio, complaining about his bizarre malady.

At the same time, he also found himself short of breath and had a swollen face. 

Scans eventually revealed his lungs had collapsed and air was building up inside his body — a dangerous and potentially life-threatening condition. 

Doctors then discovered the source of the man's scrotal whistling — an open wound on the left side of his scrotum.

The wound, leftover from testicle surgery to reduce swelling five months earlier, was allowing some trapped air to escape.  

Medics described the unusual case in the American Journal of Case Reports, saying they believe it to be the first of its kind.

A CT scan of the 72-year-old man's chest. The black arrows point to the man's collapsed lungs where as the white arrows point to air pockets (solid black areas) trapped between the internal space exterior of the lungs and inside the chest wall. Black areas throughout the man's neck shoulders and arms also show air trapped inside the body

A CT scan of the 72-year-old man's chest. The black arrows point to the man's collapsed lungs where as the white arrows point to air pockets (solid black areas) trapped between the internal space exterior of the lungs and inside the chest wall. Black areas throughout the man's neck shoulders and arms also show air trapped inside the body

This CT scan of the man's lower abdomen shows the amount of air (black areas) inside his thighs and scrotum. Medics who reported the case said an open wound in his scrotum acted as an 'escape route' for the trapped air

This CT scan of the man's lower abdomen shows the amount of air (black areas) inside his thighs and scrotum. Medics who reported the case said an open wound in his scrotum acted as an 'escape route' for the trapped air  

Motorbike rider, 48, ruptured his TESTICLE after losing control and ploughing into a wall 

An American man was left with a ruptured testicle after he lost control of his motorbike and ploughed into a wall.

The 48-year-old, from New Jersey, went to hospital later that afternoon after his right testicle

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