Related true story: when I lived in West Berlin, Germany, in 1979 a US Army deserter from the 1950s turned himself in. He'd been hiding in Berlin for 25 years.
He'd been living with a German woman in her apartment with her mother, unable to get married because he had no legal documents, and trapped in the divided city because of the Cold War, located 100 miles inside Communist East Germany. During this time he developed a hernia, but couldn't afford medical treatment for it, and wasn't eligible for free coverage from the Germans. Eventually his intestines began to fill his scrotum, until it became as big as a basketball.
In order to leave the apartment he'd wear a trench coat, and carry a cloth shopping bag in front of him that held his scrotum. He and his girlfriend would only go out at night, when darkness helped hide his secret, and she'd help him carry his heavy "package".
But in 1979 the girlfriend died and her mother demanded the guy move out, threatening to call the police. And that's when he turned himself in to US authorities, as we still had a sizable military presence in West Berlin.
My wife was a Signal Officer, and sent one of her official photographers to record the guy in his Army hospital bed after he was taken into custody. But she hadn't been told the nature of his medical problem, and sent a female photographer.
That soldier in turn had to take official pics of his enormous balls, which grossed her out. And one of her pics made the international press when the story was released, showing the guy sitting up in bed, a blanket up to his chest, his hands resting on this large round object pushing up the blanket at his lap.
I know the guy got an operation, not sure how successful. My recollection is that he was shipped back to the States and dishonorably discharged, but not given prison time for being AWOL. I guess the authorities felt his life had been made miserable enough, an aging man in poor health.