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IP Archives of Cytology and Histopathology Research


Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis: A brief case report


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Case Report

Author Details : Shivani Panhotra, Mohammad Jaseem Hassan*, Shivali Sehgal, Sabina Khan, Sujata Jetley

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 352-354


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Abstract

Idiopathic Scrotal Calcinosis (ISC) is a rare benign lesion involving the scrotal skin which is characterized
by the presence of single or multiple calcified nodules. It usually presents during third decade of life.
Many theories about the etiopathogenesis have been proposed, one of which is dystrophic calcification in
the background of epidermal inclusion cyst over a period of time. Clinically, scrotal calcinosis may be
confused with epidermal inclusion cysts, steatocystoma, cutaneous circumscription or benign tumors like
lipoma, fibroma or others.
Our patient, 25 year old male presented with multiple painless swellings over scrotal skin. Clinical
diagnosis of multiple sebaceous cysts was made. Surgical excision of all the nodules was done and sent for
histopathological examination. Microscopy revealed presence of amorphous basophilic calcified deposits
in the dermis, predominantly without epithelial lining. The histopathological diagnosis of idiopathic scrotal
calcinosis was made.

Keywords: Idiopathic calcinosis scrotal calcinosis dystrophic calcification epidermal inclusion cyst.

Doi : 10.18231/j.achr.2019.068

How to cite : Panhotra S , Hassan M J, Sehgal S, Khan S, Jetley S, Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis: A brief case report. IP Arch Cytol Histopathol Res 2019;4(4):352-354

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