Scrotal calcinosis: Is the cause still unknown?

Rao N. Saladi, Andrea N. Persaud, Robert G. Phelps, Steven R. Cohen

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Abstract

Scrotal calcinosis is a rare benign entity of calcified nodules within the scrotal skin. We describe a healthy 25-year-old man with multiple asymptomatic calcified nodules restricted to the scrotum. Histologic studies of multiple nodules showed calcium deposition, and basophilic material with sparse inflammation surrounded by a fibrous capsule. Because the intensive evaluation of our patient failed to reveal a cause, an analysis of all 123 cases found in the literature was conducted. Several plausible origins for scrotal calcinosis are disclosed; however, pathogenesis of this condition remains equivocal and controversial. The most common treatment option is excision of the affected nodules. Our report underscores the need for further investigation of this florid and bizarre disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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