Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis – a case report

Authors

  • Muhammad Mehraiz Khan Department of Radiology, INMOL Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Zeeshan Rashid Mirza Department of Radiology, INMOL Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Faisal Ehsan Cheema Department of Radiology, INMOL Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Rafia Shahzad Department of Radiology, INMOL Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.6997

Keywords:

Calcinosis, scrotum, calcium, pruritus

Abstract

Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis is formation of calcium deposits in the dermal layers of the scrotum. It results in the formation of single or multiple nodular calcifications that vary in size and number. First reported in 1883, this condition is common in the third decade of life. The presenting complaints range from disfigurement to itching, leading to decreased quality of life. The diagnosis is usually made on a clinical basis and can be confirmed by the histopathology of the excised nodules.  Surgical removal of the nodules is the generally recommended treatment. The surgery aims to eradicate the nodules leaving the scrotal skin enough for scrotoplasty.

We present a case of idiopathic scrotal calcinosis in a 37 years old male who came for radiological examination.

Keywords: Calcinosis, scrotum, calcium, pruritus.

Published

2023-09-13

How to Cite

Khan, M. M., Mirza, Z. R., Cheema, F. E., & Rafia Shahzad. (2023). Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis – a case report. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 73(10), 2086–2088. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.6997

Issue

Section

Case Report