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Another Form of Tight Pants Syndrome

Another Form of Tight Pants Syndrome Abstract The tight pants syndrome that I first observed some 15 years ago varies from the syndrome described by Bessa1 in the June 14, 1993, issue of the Archives. The patients presented complaining of groin pain and bilateral testicular pain. Examination, urinalysis, and urological referrals failed to demonstrate the cause of the pain until it was appreciated that the then current change in men's fashions included the slim look with removal of pleats of trousers and narrowing of the width of pants. The diagnostic pearl consisted of the patient informing the physician that symptoms were exacerbated in the sitting position, particularly at athletic events where one could not extend his legs. Fortunately, the condition has become rare in the last 5 years, with the return of the Italian look in men's clothing where the trousers are now wide and include several pleats. Thus, the condition has been alleviated by the References 1. Bessa O. Tight pant's syndrome: a new title for an old problem and often encountered medical problem . Arch Intern Med. 1993;153:1396.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Another Form of Tight Pants Syndrome

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 154 (2) – Jan 24, 1994

Another Form of Tight Pants Syndrome

Abstract

Abstract The tight pants syndrome that I first observed some 15 years ago varies from the syndrome described by Bessa1 in the June 14, 1993, issue of the Archives. The patients presented complaining of groin pain and bilateral testicular pain. Examination, urinalysis, and urological referrals failed to demonstrate the cause of the pain until it was appreciated that the then current change in men's fashions included the slim look with removal of pleats of trousers and narrowing of the...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1994 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9926
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1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1994.00420020150019
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Abstract

Abstract The tight pants syndrome that I first observed some 15 years ago varies from the syndrome described by Bessa1 in the June 14, 1993, issue of the Archives. The patients presented complaining of groin pain and bilateral testicular pain. Examination, urinalysis, and urological referrals failed to demonstrate the cause of the pain until it was appreciated that the then current change in men's fashions included the slim look with removal of pleats of trousers and narrowing of the width of pants. The diagnostic pearl consisted of the patient informing the physician that symptoms were exacerbated in the sitting position, particularly at athletic events where one could not extend his legs. Fortunately, the condition has become rare in the last 5 years, with the return of the Italian look in men's clothing where the trousers are now wide and include several pleats. Thus, the condition has been alleviated by the References 1. Bessa O. Tight pant's syndrome: a new title for an old problem and often encountered medical problem . Arch Intern Med. 1993;153:1396.Crossref

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 24, 1994

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