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Rapid response to:

Letters Cello scrotum confession

Murphy’s lore

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 28 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b288

Rapid Response:

Pseudo-Cello Scrotum?

So, the Murphys tell us it is all a hoax and there is nothing called
a Cello Scrotum.
Then what about the three patients I saw in the past twenty years who made
their own diagnoses (all male patients) of Cello Scrotum and abandoned a
career in cello playing?
I wonder, after all, if all these patients were actually suffering from a
pseudo-cello scrotum syndrome which occurs only in male cello players and
who fancy to have a rare medical condition as a proof of their music

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30 January 2009
Westhoughton, Lancs, UK